19 July 2018
We're getting some good coverage of our Virtual Avebury project with the National Trust, Birmingham University and Satsymph (and funded by AHRC and EPSRC):
BBC Wiltshire (46min in) : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06bt1rq#play
"I've been visiting Avebury for 50 odd years this will change my whole perspective - it's extraordinary"
"I'll never look at Avebury again the same way"
"I feel I know Avebury really really well .. it's certainly told me something about Avebury I didn't know."
"Without the buildings you get a real sense of scale, the physical size of it compared to the human frame, they must have felt so tiny"
"It [i.e. the modern environment cluttered by the buildings] doesn't have the emotional power of what I just saw transmitted to me"
Marlborough News: http://www.marlboroughnewsonline.co.uk/news/7829-virtual-reality-offers-a-new-perspective-on-avebury
There's also a good description of the project on the National Trust web site at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury/features/experience-a-virtual-reality-avebury.
There is also some really good data about immersion and the use of immersive 3D/VR to support heritage experiences coming out of the public engagement research which we'll report on later.