Imperial College London
Sun 16 Jun 2024
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
The Great Exhibition Road Festival

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The Great Exhibition Road Festival Recreating the Real Loch Ness Monster image

Journey through 200 years of prehistoric sea monsters, and learn how imaging technology, 3D printing, and robotics are re-imagining these ancient reptiles.
From inspiring the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, to creating a Victorian craze, and even starring in their own David Attenborough documentary, plesiosaurs have long held a special place in people’s imagination.
However, depictions of these ancient seas monster in stories, art, film and TV have evolved significantly over the centuries. In this session, biomechanics expert and plesiosaur robot builder Dr Luke Muscutt will look at these interpretations and artistic depictions over the last 200 years, and discuss how scientific discoveries and technological developments in areas as diverse as geology, biology and robotics have contributed to our view of these amazing sea creatures.