Featured event

Taliesin in the CAVE

An Evening in the CAVE featuring Taliesin

Event Details

When: August 26, 2015, 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Location: Lower Level Atrium, Discovery Building

Cost: $15.00

Contact: 608-316-4483, lel@discovery.wisc.edu

An evening in the CAVE featuring Virtual Taliesin took place on Wednesday August 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to showcase the Taliesin data set in the CAVE and discuss the use of virtual reality technologies for historical preservation. The night began with opening remarks from Patricia Brennan, the theme leader of the Living Environments Laboratory. The night featured two small talks, one by Professor Kevin Ponto and the other by Ryan Hewson, the preservation project manager at Taliesin, for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. In the CAVE, attendees had 15-minute tours of Taliesin in small groups and in the Development Lab, participants had the opportunity to assist Alex Peer, a graduate student, with his research and experience the Oculus Rift. Overall the night was filled visualizations and conversations centered on architecture, history, and technology.