Imagine traveling to a far off land or even a different time in history, without leaving the comfort of your own living room.
Within the fields of cultural heritage and archaeology, recent advancements in technology within 3D scanning, modelling, visualisation, virtual reality and augmented reality have allowed us to virtually “look into the past” like never before. This experiential study of history is known as “Virtual Heritage”. At Virtual Perspective, we have a particular interest in virtual heritage and archaeological visualisation. Recently we have been exploring with our clients about new ways that immersive and experiential technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality can be applied to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history and cultural heritage.
Overhead view of Newcastle in 18th Century
First Person Perspective of Newcastle in 18th Century
Historical model provided by Charles Martin of Hunter Living Histories
Watch Our Flagship Project
Embark on a journey back in time to nine different locations to see them as they were when Awabakal and Worimi people lived traditionally within the local lands of Newcastle. As you are guided through each location by Elders Wayila (Black Cockatoo) and Buuyaan (Bellbird) from the Awabakal and Worimi, they will explain the cultural significance and stories of each site. For best viewing experience use on the YouTube app with VR headset such as Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear and Oculus Go. For desktop viewing watch using Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Opera Browsers. Read more in the media here