A Virtual Tour Through Mount Horeb Area History

Interactive virtual reality computer station that will allow Driftless Historium (a newly renovated museum in Mt. Horeb, WI) visitors to virtually explore local historic sites using LiDAR 3D Scanning techniques.
2017 - presentpresent

This project designs and implements an interactive virtual reality computer station that will allow Driftless Historium (a newly renovated museum in Mt. Horeb, WI) visitors to virtually explore local historic sites through their capture using LiDAR 3D Scanning techniques —including the recently relocated and formerly cherished local landmark, Little Norway’s “Norway Building.” This virtual tour station is an exciting prototype of an innovative digital vehicle that allows threatened or privately owned cultural sites to be preserved for perpetuity, while also allowing access to museum audiences craving authentic place-based experiences. The goal of the project, is to explore the impact of providing public access to such sensitive physical locations through the use of virtual reality technologies, using the Driftless Historium museum as a testable model.