Project IRENE Using optical scanning to digitize ethnographic field recordings on wax cylinders

Successive Profiles

This method is meant to illustrate how data collection works for a cylinder. During acquisition, individual measurements of the height at 180 points along a line are taken in quick succession, at slightly different positions, as the cylinder rotates, and then stitched together in analysis software.
Actual Dimension:
Exhibit Tags:
diagram, method, probe, and data acquisition