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Mar 2

7 p.m. @ Waccamaw Higher Education Center
FREE

Engaging the Virtual Landscape: The Spatial Experience Engine and Historical
Landscape Reconstruction

Susan Bergeron, Politics and Geography

Recent advancements in geovisualization, immersive environments, and even virtual reality offer the opportunity to generate digital representations of cultural and physical landscapes, and embed those virtual landscapes with information and knowledge from multiple sources, creating an interactive world for users to explore and experience past landscapes. This presentation will offer an introduction to geospatial technologies and their increasing use within humanities disciplines such as history and archaeology. We will also discuss the development of a serious gaming-based virtual world engine, the Spatial Experience Engine, that uses the state-of-the-art videogame graphical rendering and navigational capabilities to create an interactive and immersive virtual reconstruction of the historic landscape of an early 20th-century West Virginia city.
 

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