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Pure Land UNWIRED: new approaches to virtual reality for heritage at risk

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posted on 2018-03-01, 00:00 authored by Stefan GreuterStefan Greuter, Kenderdine Sarah, Shaw Jeffrey
The UNESCO World Heritage site, the Mogao Grottoes located in Gansu Province, Northwestern China consists of 492 cells and cave sanctuaries carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River in Mogao. They comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and oldest treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. However, for preservation and conservation reasons most of the caves are now closed to the public. This chapter discusses the range of technologies currently available for the virtual representation of Cave 220, just one of the many caves located at this site. In particular, the chapter focusses on the latest prototype, developed by the authors called Pure Land UNWIRED which uses virtual and augmented reality specifically designed for a unique single user full body immersive virtual reality experience. The discussion includes technical and evaluative analysis of this prototype.

History

Title of book

Virtual and augmented reality: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications

Chapter number

79

Pagination

1679 - 1701

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

ISBN-13

9781522554691

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2018, IGI Global

Extent

86

Editor/Contributor(s)

Khosrow-Pour Mehdi, Clarke Steve, Jennex Murray, Becker Annie, Anttiroiko Ari-Veikko