The second, sparsely lit hall consists of two spaces: A small black box in the center, and a corridor around it. On the central room’s outer wall installed 3D slide viewers offer an immersive dialog with the city’s past. These devices that remind of binoculars show, for example, an area that recalls the Roman Forum but is populated by cattle, dogs and birds. Sheperds lean against overgrown remains of Antiquity. This must be the so-called Campo Vaccino, the Roman Forum during medieval times.
The central little room offers even deeper immersive experiences by utilizing virtual reality technology that allows visitors to dynamically be part of environments that long have been forgotten. Virtual Reality is not only a tool to make history comprehensible for visitors but is also used in historic research in order to prove archeologic theories. Museums play an important role in discussing current scientific efforts.
Slide viewer created for the
communication of the project
with rendered scenes.
Background image: Joseph Mallord William Turner, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, 1839, Getty Center, photograph from Google Art Project via Wikipedia