Title

Re-living Las Vegas: A Multi-User, Mixed Reality Edutainment Environment Based on the Enhancement of Original Archival Materials

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract

The article describes Re-Living Las Vegas, a project focused on the underrated, and often untold, history of Las Vegas and three of its casinos, Sands, Riviera and Stardust, between 1955 and 1965, the so-called golden music age of the city. The purpose of the project is to create a media-scalable system that can make historical archival materials free to be seen, touched, heard, manipulated, transported and even personalized by visitors, through the most cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality technologies. For this reason, technologies was narrative-driven, serving as a transparent and user-friendly help to let visitors experience history while edutaining themselves. Furthermore, we show how the specific case study can be used to create a framework where the same container, the technology, can be easily reused and adapted to different contents, the enhanced archives, and for different uses, like entertainment, education or cultural.

Disciplines

Archival Science | Computer Engineering | Software Engineering

Comments

Conference held: Hong Kong, 11-13 May 2009

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