Topic: virtual reality

The pixel crossing installation

It consists of LED colorful graphics that decorate the walls of the tunnel, making the walk a musical and visual sensory experience. Attracteurs Etranges is an installation of virtual reality, generative and interactive, where the mathematic universe of strange attractors and fractals becomes poetical, through dancing colors that react to, and keep trace of, the people’s movements once they walk across the tunnel. Continue reading


Archeovirtual, The Future’s Museum

On the 14th – 17th November 2013, in Paestum (Salerno), on the occasion of the Mediterranean Expo of Archaeological Tourism (BMTA), is being held Archeovirtual, the largest international exhibition of virtual and robotic reality applied to cultural heritage. During the Workshop on Saturday 16th, the attendees will discuss the topic “The Future’s Museum”, centred on the problem of museum communication. Continue reading


Ikea launches augmented reality app lets you preview digital furniture in your physical house

Augmented reality may be the most interesting thing ever to happen to the Ikea catalog. With the 2014 Ikea catalog app, not only can you preview Ikea’s furniture in 3D, but for the first time you’ll be able to use your smartphones to see exactly how the digital items will look in your home. Continue reading


Google Arts Project includes all state museums to their database

The Google Art Project has recently incorporated a further 8 Spanish museums to its online database, completing the project’s effort to include all state museums. The inclusion of these museums adds a further 300 masterpieces to the online database, and 9,000 artists, including Goya and Julio Romero de Torres and is further proof of the huge importance of digital databases, which improve the accessibility and democratisation of artwork worldwide. Continue reading


Google Maps launches a better experience for users

It was revealed that a new, updated version of Google Maps will be made available to mobile and tablet users in the summer, and will include much higher quality images and even 3D tours. Continue reading


Mobile Digital Museum – the frontier for cultural heritage exhibitions

The Mobile Digital Museum was opened to the public on 18 May 2013 to commemorate World Museum Day. It is believed that it is the world first museum where no authentic physical artifacts are exhibited but only high resolution 3D models of them are presented. The Mobile Museum is equipped with the most advanced and engaging technologies for a truly interactive experience. Continue reading


Matera, Città dei Sassi, hi-tech

Now it is possible to visit the Unesco World Heritage city of Matera (Italy) with the help and guidance of a touch screen mobile phone or iPad. Matera, the City of Stones, is offered to visitors for the first time in 3D, with a new look, virtual and hi-tech, thanks to the project “Matera città narrata” coordinated by the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage at the National Research Council (CNR-ITABC). Continue reading


Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation Continue reading


Paris 3D Saga – Experience it live, online and mobile

“Paris 3D Saga” is an educative and entertaining journey in the history of Paris beginning 20 centuries ago. In the tour you can relive historical moments like the French revolution and the construction of the Tour Eiffell. The most visited capital in the world, the City of Lights became a live event, an online 3D experience, as well as an iPad app. Continue reading


VIEW Conference 2012

VIEW Conference was the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. VIEW 2012 was focused on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds.Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW revealed the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames. Continue reading