Project Category: Virtual Reality

Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure

Abstract Into the Wild is a mixed reality experience taking place in Singapore’s ArtScience Museum. Visitors can freely explore an immersive exhibit in which the entire museum transforms into a virtual rainforest, thanks to Tango. The app tracks motion and understands depth, distance travelled and objects inside the museum-turned-rainforest. The rainforest is inhabited by endangered animals people can interact with to learn about the dangers they face from human impact. Into the Wild becomes a reality when the virtual tree that people can plant as a symbolic act becomes a real tree in Sumatra donated by the project’s sponsors. Keywords Mixed...

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Virtual Lady Ada, an interactive museum exhibition

Abstract This case study will describe the method on how to create, animate and interact with virtual humans in the context of cultural heritage. Our contribution to these several projects was to show the state of the art of virtual humans and in-teractive applications. We will focus on the interaction loop between the detection of visitors and the reacted expression of the avatar, the dynamic and the integra-tion of metadata such as pictures, storytelling, information that enriched the user experience through an exhibition presented at the biggest museum of computer science in the world: Lady Ada. Keywords  cultural heritage,...

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EMOTIVE HUNTERIAN MUSEUM DIGITAL STORYTELLING ABOUT THE ANTONINE WALL*

Abstract EMOTIVE is a 3-year H2020 project, which aims to use emotional storytelling to change how we experience museums and heritage sites. The principal objective for EMOTIVE is to research, design, develop and evaluate methods and tools that can support the cultural and creative industries in offering their diverse audiences effective emotive storytelling. The Hunterian EMOTIVE prototype experiences include VR/AR technologies and 3D printed objects to convey two personal stories (told by a Roman centurion and by a local a local Caledonian slave girl) that tackle personal dilemmas and issues of identity. These stories were created with an Authoring...

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“Adventure Soil Life” – A virtual journey through an unknown world

Abstract Few people are aware that there are more organisms living within a cube metre of soil than man on earth. With the virtual reality (VR) experience “Adventure soil life”, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz brings visitors closer to the biodiversity underneath their feet; this approach reflects the research focus of the museum: soil organisms. Shrunk to the size of a woodlouse, they explore the hidden world and get an almost realistic impression of the habitats and their inhabitants. The VR experience has been created as part of the Senckenberg activities within the pilot project “museum4punkt0 –...

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David Bowie Is App

Abstract The official augmented reality adaptation of the legendary exhibition, introduced and narrated by David Bowie’s close friend and Oscar winner, Gary Oldman. We can explore the full museum show in stunning detail, in the intimacy of our own environment, without glass barriers or crowds of visitors. This spectacular iteration of the iconic show includes over 50 high-res 3D costumes. Plus many never before seen items. 38 songs and more videos, live performances and original lyric sheets and design notes. And much more. Keywords AR_exhibition, Augmented_reality, VR, 3D images, 3D_scanning, digital museum show, cultural_heritage, music, David Bowie Heritage, David...

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