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Real-world data for virtual reality experiences: interpreting excavations
conference contributionposted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kaja AntlejKaja Antlej, M Bykersma, Michael MortimerMichael Mortimer, P Vickers-Rich, T Rich, Ben HoranBen Horan
© 2018 IEEE. Paleontological and archaeological excavations are usually relatively abstract to general audiences, yet they contextualize heritage in the present much better than if the scientific discoveries are interpreted only with fossils, artifacts and accompanying reconstructions. In this work, we explore how real-world, as well as multiresource data, can be used for Virtual Reality (VR) experiences. We present the development and results, including preliminary user evaluations, of a 360-degree head-mounted display (HMD) experience of a dinosaur dig at the Eric the RedWestat Cape Otway in Victoria, Australia. The experience was part of The Little L Project, a pilot exhibition exploring the use of Mixed Reality (MR) technologies in museums. A similar approach could be used for communicating archaeological fieldworks.
EventDigital Heritage and Virtual Systems & Multimedia. Combined Conference (3rd & 24th : 2018 : San Francisco, California)
Pagination1 - 8
LocationSan Francisco, California
Place of publicationPiscataway, N.J.
Publication classificationE1 Full written paper - refereed
Title of proceedingsDigitalHERITAGE & VSMM 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018)
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Virtual Reality360-degree videographyphotogrammetry3D scanningpaleontologyScience & TechnologySocial SciencesTechnologyComputer Science, Interdisciplinary ApplicationsComputer Science, Theory & MethodsInformation Science & Library ScienceSocial Sciences, InterdisciplinaryComputer ScienceSocial Sciences - Other TopicsIMMERSIVE JOURNALISMAUTHENTICITYMUSEUMHERITAGEGAMESPOWER