June 5th, 2001
As part of the iGrid Research Demonstration at INET 2000, we created two Virtual Cultural Heritage environments - “Virtual Harlem” and “Shared Miletus”. The purpose of these applications was to explore possibilities in using the combination of high-speed international networks and virtual reality (VR) displays for cultural heritage education. Our ultimate goal is to enable the construction of tele-immersive museums and classes.
In this paper we present an overview of the infrastructure used for these applications, and some details of their construction.
Pape, D., Anstey, J., Carter, B., Leigh, J., Roussou, M., Portlock, T., Virtual Heritage at iGrid 2000, Proceedings of INET 2001, Stockholm, Sweden, June 5th, 2001.