The closer one gets to a certain culture, the easier it becomes to grasp the defining achievements of that era. Visual or graphic story driven representation provides eloquent ways that people beyond the boundaries can understand. It is immensely difficult to feel how life in a specific age prevailed. An engaging way to do the same is Web-based visualization for the Exploration of Culture and Heritage.

Progressive Window to History: Exploration of Culture and Heritage aided by VR

There are different verticals of the web-based visualization and different impacts for them all. Though the memories of the historical events can be rekindled through 2D images and first-hand experiences in manuscripts. But, the real essence of the scenario is lost.

An Attempt to Revive History: VR

One can not traverse to the British Museum in London to view the great exhibits. However, with a Virtual Reality head mount, one can move across the aisle of the institution. Thanks to digitalization, creating the parallel environment of the museums, old temples, mosques, historic wars has become manageable.

Virtual Reality provides a lively atmosphere to the University learners, historians, archaeologists, and school students. The benefit is that one does not have to leave the accustomed periphery of classrooms or research houses. The synthesis of mobile phones and tablets with the VR gears and sensory techniques makes the same possible.

The virtual places can be crafted where the normal people have limited access. Avid learners can crawl across the lanes of the historic towers and dungeon, visit the kingdoms of the great war-kings, and innumerable mineral ancient reserve sites.

This is a lot different from reading a book. Pictures engage, but do not speak. The void of sense and sound is pervaded by the magical Virtual Reality experiences.

Imagine the scenario – the learners mount their head gears and drop down straight to the French Revolution battlefield while fancying  Napoleon Bonaparte’s amazing sword skills. Amazing in itself that a small box can be a ticket to the fearless imagination.

The result is an engraved memory of the happenings with the learners knowing the historic details on tips. Thus, the recollection power shoots up and the learners do not have to cram up the topics.

Binding the youth to ancient culture and history becomes effortless when they visualize the great deeds of their ancestors. Listening to the original linguistic vocals and seeing people in traditional attires – everything becomes so natural. Instead of forced learning that is thrusted down the throats, Virtual Reality presents an iconographic account of the events.


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