Week 10 Reflection

This week we looked partly at virtual reality during class and looked at a number of different ways which we can create a virtual reality. One of the things we looked at was 3d scanning which didn’t really work successfully because the back of the Tardis didn’t appear only the front, sides and top. Another piece of technology that we looked at, however, was google cardboard. Which is sort of similar to the oculus rift which I’ve seen around before but it is a far simpler and cheaper version. I can see how this form of virtual reality simulator could be really useful when working in museums especially from a curatorial point of view. This is a really efficient way that you could experience an exhibit without actually attending it. Meaning that if you were in another country and there was an exhibit else where you wanted to attend you could perhaps do so through this technology.

Leave a Reply