Monday, April 18, 2005

Las Maninas Immersive Learning Environment

Las Meninas ScreenshotBack in 1998, when CAVE technology was still young, a CAVE program called Las Maninas was created. It was an immersive learning environment designed to allow the viewer to explore the world of the famous Spanish painter Diego Velásquez from within his paintings and through the eyes of those who were influenced by his work, like Picasso and Medvedev.

Although the 3D is primitive by today's standards, and the interaction appears to be primarily simple navigation through the 3D space, the power of compelling immersive content is obvious from the QuickTime movie showing what a visitor would experience (93MB).

What immersive learning environment would you build if you had access to a CAVE?


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