New Computer Museum, VR Edition Preview
Flea@MIT, Sunday, July 19, 2015 · 9:00 am – 11 am
Come see an early version of a “Virtual Reality (VR) Edition” of the New Computer Museum! This is a chance to “walk through” a 3D/VR space and see some of the exhibits that are actually possible in real life now. The application is being built in Unity 5.1 and will be available for WebGL, Google Cardboard, Samsung GearVR and Oculus Rift later this summer.
The version that will be available on July 19th is actually just an early draft, so the galleries and exhibits will be a small subset of what will be in the full version. However, there was an earlier “rapid prototype” of the full vision built in SecondLife — here are a few images from that prototype to give you some sense of what the full version will be like when it is released.
The full Unity based version will demonstrate the vision of what a “real ” New Computer Museum has the potential to become in the near future. It will also stand on its own as a valuable and entertaining educational experience for use in classrooms. Finally, the VR Edition of the New Computer Museum will be an exploration of how the new wave of virtual reality products can be used in the context of museums and art galleries.
Please stop by, say hi, take a look, and share your feedback!