Rome MVR Time Window
|History, Art, Archaeology
|App iPhone and iPad
Rome MVR is a new application to visit Rome across the ages and see what it looked like in the various periods thanks to the Time Window system.
Time Window is an MVR (Mixed Virtual Reality) system based on time windows opened by the application onto the main monument areas in town, which allows you to view the condition of an archaeological site, urban area or monument, in the various moments of its history, with an interactive overlap, fading over between 3D reconstruction and their current appearance.
If the application is used in the vicinity of areas for which time windows are available, the MVR system, which avails itself of Gps, compass and gyroscope data, provides us with an updated and geo-referenced overview of the area; if you move the i-phone, the image follows our movements pointing to the monuments within our field of vision. Thanks to the ‘salto nel tempo’ [‘time leap’] mode, it is possible to view the most ancient historic phases slowly fading, which allows for easy understanding of remains from the past. The proximity of other time windows with regard to our position is indicated by a tool which shows how to reach a new vantage point.
If the application is used far away from the areas in question, or if you do not wish to follow the automatic indications or the compass and gyroscope functions, it is possible to select the area from the list or from the map. Moreover, the manual mode allows you to display an overview of the area simply by moving a finger on the screen.
The core of this application consists in the best and most rigorous 3D reconstructions currently available. Its original contents have been designed on purpose by the Altair 4 Multimedia team, with its architects, archaeologists and artists who have thirty years of experience in the area of cultural heritage enhancement, working in collaboration with the most prestigious Italian and international universities and research institutes.
The application will therefore avail itself of continuous updates thanks to research progress in the areas of history and archaeology, as well as to new spectacular reconstruction processing, with new Time Windows opening onto the Eternal City.
Areas currently available: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine, Imperial Fora.
Mob App Awards 2011 – SMAU Milano
1st Price for Information, Media and Publishing
The first edition of the Mobile App Awards at Smau 2011 has awarded the 8 best applications to over 260 candidates from around 200 different Italian companies.
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