Coffee and Curators: Building a Virtual City on the River
Thursday, June 15
3 p.m., Eastern
This talk will discuss the process of building the Virtual Reality (VR) experience that will be part of IUMAA’s opening exhibit, City on the River: Connecting the Indigenous Past and Present. Through consultation with IUMAA’s Indigenous partners, we knew we wanted to use VR technology to transport visitors back 700 years ago to show them that the Angel Mounds State Historic Site (located in modern-day Evansville, IN) was once a vibrant city full of people living everyday lives. Using a combination of archaeological interpretations and guidance from our partners, we supplied assets to the development team at the IDIA Lab at Ball State University and The Elumenati to bring this project to life. Come see the City on the River when we open!