Cultural Heritage in Immersive Displays; The Virtual Temple of Horus
Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) and CCAT (Centre for Culture and Technology)
Thursday, 5 December 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (AWST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Historians and archaeologists often build evidence-based 3D computer models of complex architectural spaces to resolve questions and communicate theories. At Curtin University’s new Hub for Immersive Visualisation for eResearch (HIVE), visitors can literally stand inside a 3D computer generated model. This allows the viewer to see the interior spaces of a digital reconstruction exactly as the historian or archaeologist imagines it.
Dr. Jacobson (PublicVR, Boston, USA) will present the Virtual Egyptian Temple of Horus, which embodies key elements of cult temples in Egypt’s late period. Dr. Robyn Gillam at York University, Canada, interpreted the original sources and Dr. Jacobson, led the team that built it. He will use the temple to demonstrate how the immersive displays at the HIVE reveal information not readily visible with a computer monitor. His recent research showed superior learning by children using an immersive display.
About the Author:
Dr Jeffrey Jacobson is Executive Director of PublicVR based in Boston, USA. He is a consultant and scientist with 20 years’ experience developing virtual reality systems and managing multi-disciplinary teams. He has won National Science Foundation and National Endowment of the Humanities grants and has worked on projects with collaborators and audiences at and from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Northeastern and Carnegie Mellon universities.