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Carnegie Mellon University
Virtual Ancient Egypt
The Virtual Ancient Egypt application presents
users with a virtual recreation of the Temple
of Horus, constructed at Edfu during the New
Kingdom era in ancient Egypt. Funded by Intel's
Design Education and Arts (IDEA) program, the
application was exhibited in networked form at
the Guggenheim Museum in New York and at the
Machine Culture exhibit of SIGGRAPH '93.
During the 11th and 12th centuries, the Cluney Abbey was the greatest and most adorned church in Christendom. At one time it served as the "mother-abbey" of 1000 monasteries throughout Europe. In 1793 the Abbey of Cluny was demolished following the French revolution; all that stands today is the south portion of the main transept and the octagonal bell tower. The abbey's virtual reconstruction is supported technically and logistically by IBM France.
Kent Ridge Digital Labs
Modeled on 1870s Singapore, HistoryCity is an
environment for children to "make history" by
collecting and trading period items - and using
them to create unique interactive dioramas.
Each item has a particular historical
significance, whether it is related to trade,
geography, or Singapore's diverse ethnic
culture. HistoryCity is a Singapore National
Project that emphasizes socially responsible
entertainment based on communication,
collaboration, and construction rather than
violence, competition, and destruction.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Egyptian Tomb of Menna
Menna was an Egyptian noble who lived in the
18th Dynasty either during the reign of
Tuthmosis IV or that of his successor,
Amenophis III. A virtual model of the tomb was
reconstructed using original glass negatives
taken in 1916.
Southern California, University of
Fischer Art Gallery
Visitors to the USC Interactive Art Museum at the Fischer Art Gallery will be able to view two-dimensional images and utilize remote telerobotic devices equipped with video cameras to view three-dimensional works and participate interactively, in real time, in art performances and installations. New techniques in 3D modelling, haptic interfacing, and augmented reality will permit onsite and remote inspection and manipulation of three-dimensional museum objects.
USC's Mercury Project combines robotics and archaeology in an interactive art installation. Users can excavate regions within the terrain by positioning the arm, delivering a burst of air, and viewing the newly cleared region. A variety of artifacts are buried in the sediment, and users are asked to explore the terrain and comment on their experiences in an ongoing log.
This tele-robotic installation allows WWW users to view and interact with a remote garden filled with living plants. Members can plant, water, and monitor the progress of seedlings via the tender movements of an industrial robot arm.
Abacus is a research group within the Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University. Current research themes include computer modelling of urban environments, virtual heritage and VRML applications. HOME PAGE at Current historical restorations (under construction) Virtual Model of Glasgow Virtual Models of Edinburgh, Venice, Rome and Barcelona
Virtual Models of Edinburgh, Venice, Rome and Barcelona
Virtual Models of Glasgow
Another Software Miracle
"Virtual Gettysburg" presents the events and
environment of that battle in a
computer-generated scene. Participants can move
around and watch from any angle or location.
The terrain -- trees, rocks, fields, fences and
walls -- have all been recreated.
Learning Sites, Inc.
The Temple of Tenochtitlan
Tenochtitlan was the Aztec capital before its
destruction by Spanish conquistadors in the
16th century. The web site is centered around a
three-dimensional computer reconstruction of
what the ceremonial precinct might have looked
like before it was destroyed. Created by Delle
Maxwell, the site is an integration of the
walk-through experience with narrative words,
pictures, noises and reference information.
A collaboration of Intel, English Heritage, and
Superscape Virtual Real ity, this site allows
the visitor to travel back in time to the year
2000AD and explore Stonehenge. The exhibit
includes a virtual sunrise and moonrise.
The Natural History Museum
Virtual Museum Project
The Natural History Museum in London, Uk is exploring uses of virtual reality to its museum exhibits. Current exhibits iclude: the 'Virtual Endeavour' Based on a 3D digital replica of Captain Cook's HM Bark Endeavour, and VR Trilobites - VRML models of fossils.
Last Update: 1998.09.11 16:02:01.07 ajones