Demo paper: Virtual and immersive experience presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites

Steve Smith*, Steve Cutchin, Alyn Rockwood, Adel Saad, Neil G. Smith, Thomas E. Levy

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Abstract

The rapid pace of development of digital photography, 3D, and mobile technology and the wide exposure to the public experience has made it possible and desirable to begin to capture and present Cultural Heritage Sites and Artifacts in Virtual and Immersive contexts. We present several projects where we are developing the relevant technology and its application for significant and immediate use in this domain. We are developing techniques in computational photography, laser scanning, virtual and augmented reality and applying them to cultural heritage from the Middle East, Native American sites, and US National Parks. We are presenting these resources in conventional Virtual Reality environments such as CAVEs and Powerwalls as well as more portable immersive domes and cylinders designed to be suggestive of culturally relevant structures such as the Arab (Khayma) and Mongolian Tents (Ger or Yurt).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2012
Subtitle of host publicationVirtual Systems in the Information Society
Pages645-648
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia: Virtual Systems in the Information Society, VSMM 2012 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Sep 2 2012Sep 5 2012

Conference

Conference2012 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia: Virtual Systems in the Information Society, VSMM 2012
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period09/2/1209/5/12

Keywords

  • 3D repositories
  • Advances in VR technologies: Immersive Displays
  • Art and Society
  • Cultural Heritage: Virtual Exhibitions
  • Haptic Interaction
  • Sound VSMM
  • Virtual storytelling
  • Virtualizing world heritage properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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