Now more than ever, the digital humanities provide exciting new ways for researchers and students alike to engage with material culture. Extended reality (XR) technology, VR, AR, and MR, represents the apex of immersive experience, allowing users to experience the scale and depth of spaces and objects through the lenses of a 3D headset or on the screen of their device.
Archaeological and Historical contexts can be recreated in these 3D environments allowing for experiential learning and research in ways that were previously inaccessible due to distance, prohibitive costs of travel, and more recently travel restrictions due to the global pandemic.
HistArch 3D offers services of the software development of VR/AR/2D programs which incorporate 3D models of historical and archaeological materials. In this respect, instructors and researchers can share materials and teach interpretive skills through practice on the campus or remotely.
Programs are also offered in conventional 2D format for computer and smartphone platforms.
Compatible hardware: HTC Vive, Oculus, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index, Oculus Quest, Windows, OSX, Android, and iOS devices.