Merging culture with technology

A 3D modeled Tlingit paddle. The perfect marriage of culture and technology.

Mike Vieira, the Design and Fabrication instructor at Sitka High, has co-developed a paddle carving project with Charlie Skultka Jr., a traditional arts instructor with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

Sitka High School’s paddle carving projects were designed in Rhino, tool pathed in Aspire, and manufactured on a ShopBot.

It’s an example of evolving art and sustaining the culture of the Tlingit people.

The interview on KCAW Raven Radio…


The photo above: Sitka High School junior Asa Demmert watches over the computer numerical control router carving his paddle. (KCAW Photo/Enrique Pérezdela Rosa)

Posted Mar 06, 2019 by Sandy McNeel on Rhino News, etc.

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