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The ruins of the Cycladic Bronze Age settlement on Santorini. It was destroyed in the Theran eruption in the 16th century BC and buried in volcanic ash. Credit: Norbert Nagel / Wikimedia Commons.
Should you feel tempted to experience a breathtaking virtual reality revival of the major Bronze Age eruption of the volcano of Santorini, the siege of the ancient city of Rhodes in 304 B.C. or the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism in 1900, then your wish could be granted as early as in spring 2021.
Noesis Science Centre and Technology Museum in Thessaloniki is in the process of developing a new and innovative virtual reality simulator platform and its accompanying films, which will empower users to step into the shoes of one of two distinct past-era characters in each story from the moment they put on their state-of-the-art VR headsets.
Powered by a generous half million euro funding by the EU through the Research-Create-Innovate state aid action, the Activator project, as it has been named, constitutes an ambitious effort to further develop experiential virtual reality with the aim of learning, acquainting the public with new technologies, disseminating knowledge, evolving research and also entertainment.
“This new technology that we are to introduce …
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