Multi Mega Book Adapted for Display in RAVE VR System

Participants: Franz Fischnaller, Professor Patrick Bourdot

Institutions: University of Paris, French National Center for Scientific Research

CITE DES SCIENCES (the Villette), Paris,

During the summer of 2002, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the University of Paris adapted “The Multi Mega Book” Virtual Reality Renaissance Environment for display using a RAVE VR system. (The RAVE consists of two - 2 meter rear-projection screens, a ‘wand’ for virtual navigation, as well as free hand control using gesture recognition techniques developed by colleagues at the University of Paris.) The Multi Mega Book database also required significant modification to adapt to the RAVE display environment.

The completed RAVE-version of The Multi Mega Book project was displayed October 2002 at the CITE DES SCIENCES (the Villette), Paris, “Fête de la Science” to “rave” reviews by exhibition attendees and participants.

The presentation was coordinated by Professor Patrick Bourdot, a leader of the Gesture and Image Group, Human-Machine Communication Department and Virtual Environment, University of Paris Sud, and made possible by the generous support of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) initiative.


Date: October 1, 2002
J. Anstey, EVL

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