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Medieval Virtual Nidaros

Medieval Virtual Nidaros

Wednesday 28th of April, the Experts in Teamwork (EiT) village Medieval Nidaros in Virtual Reality held their presentation. The village has been supervised by Assistant Professor Torbjørn Hallgren (in photo) and Associate Professor Jo Skjermo.

The Medieval Nidaros in Virtual Reality village consisted of four groups. The three themes this year were: Vår Frue kirke (which 2 groups worked with), Archbishop's Palace, and Hamar Cathedral. Hamar might seem a bit strange in the context of Nidaros - but in medieval times, the Hamar Cathedral was governed by the Archbishop of Nidaros.

Virtual Realiy (VR) is an excellent way of bringing the past to the present - transforming textual descriptions and archaeological findings from historic sources to visual representations. VR makes it easier for both historians and museum visitors to visualize the history through the buildings, artifacts, and the relics of the different time periods. You can also use VR to show changes to buildings and cityscapes as city fires and rebuilds have altered them over time.

Each group made a video for their presentation. The videos will be available after the students finish their work and deliver their project reports.

Videos from previous years are part of Vitenskapsmuseet's Medieval Trondheim web pages. The Tourist Information of Trondheim show great interest in these videos, and they may be displayed in the new Tourist Information centre that will be built in the near future.

The EiT videos from previous years and some related projects available at YouTube:

Photos and screenshots from the presentation (Flickr)

By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 07.05.2010     
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