Brown’s Caves

The New Computer Museum just took a field trip to a wonderful event at Brown University where they celebrated the past, present and future of their virtual reality caves Visualization and Creativity in Immersive 3D Environments — From Cave to YURT. If you are not familiar with the concept of a cave, be sure to check out the Wikipedia page about the technology. Brown has been a well recognized leader in the area for many years, and they have just upgraded to a brand new cave. The YURT website gives more in depth information about the event and the technology. The event began with demonstrations of both the older “legacy” cave and the new YURT cave. Check out their slide show to see pictures of the event and both spaces. Some projects that use the caves are available online as well. Overall, it was a fascinating event, and it was great to have the chance to chat about some historic Brown hypertext projects as well. Stay tuned for more news on the New Computer Museum’s adventures at the intersection of computer history and virtual reality!
Cave to YURT

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