Monday 3 June 2013
On Saturday 1st June, Professor Jerry Brotton and artist Adam Lowe unveiled a new 3D reproduction of the Mappa Mundi at Hay Festival.
The 700-year-old Mappa Mundi is the world's largest surviving medieval map and provides an important insight into the medieval worldview. Through cutting-edge 3D digital scanning technology, Jerry Brotton and Adam Lowe have created a physical reproduction of the map allowing visitors to Hereford Cathedral to touch the map and to trace its contours.
“This unique 3D reproduction of the map", states Jerry Brotton, "is radically changing scholarship of the medieval masterpiece. Now for the first time visitors to the Mappa Mundi will be able to explore and experience the map as never before."
You can read the Daily Telegraph's report from Hay here.
Jerry also contributed an article to the Daily Telegraph, 'Let's take maps back from Google'.