Now more than ever, the digital humanities provide exciting new ways for researchers and students alike to engage with material culture. Virtual reality, or VR technology, 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.
Archaeological and Historical contexts can be recreated in these VR environments allowing for experiential learning and research in ways that were previously impossible due to schedule conflicts or prohibitive costs of travel.
HistArch 3D offers services of the software development, coding, and planning of VR 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.
Programs are also offered in conventional 2D format for computer and smartphone platforms.
Compatible hardware: HTC Vive, Oculus, WIndows Mixed Reality. * iOS and Android applications coming soon.