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High Tech Middle Ages: presentation of the Château de Fougères and its VISTA devices

As access to sites was limited due to the coronavirus, the tests to evaluate the VISTA devices could not be implemented. Our partners from Fougères therefore produced a video to reveal through images what the castle would look like with RA/RV technology. See here in images, the Fantastic Château de Fougères in the time of […]
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Interpretation for virtual meetings

Remote meetings have become commonplace over the past few months. But what happens when participants do not speak the same language? In the context of the France Channel England project, the assistance of an interpreter is sometimes necessary, especially for long sessions. Until the beginning of 2020, VISTA partners used to gather around the same […]
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Heritage together

In these uncertain times, cultural heritage sites could do a lot worse than invest in membership of an umbrella organisation. This article focuses on the Association for Heritage Interpretation, but other organisations we are in contact with are listed at the bottom. There are several benefits to membership: for a relatively small sum, you can […]
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UNAI and the VISTA dashboard

A key component of the VISTA AR vision is to provide cultural heritage sites with rich insights into the visitor experience, such as: • Where do visitors go: which parts of the site do they spend the most time in and which parts are less visited. Why? • How do visitors feel about different aspects […]
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VISTA-AR at the Musée Sous-Marin de Lorient: the creative process between technique and knowledge

The Lorient Underwater Museum has joined the VISTAAR adventure as a deployment site. Within this framework, various subjects are the subject of numerical modelling. Thus, Christophe Cérino, Director of the Museum and a fine connoisseur of his subject, is working closely with the Bournemouth University team in order to design the most historically accurate models […]
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The level of the sea is increasing rapidly: what will Slapton Sands look like within the next 80 years?

VISTA’s teams have been working for several months with our partner from the South West Coast Path on a visual reconstruction of what Slapton Sands – Torcross site – should look like by the end of the century, if sea levels continue to rise at this rate, focusing on two key moments in the future: […]
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Getting your site up and running with VR and AR

Cultural Heritage sites across the globe are facing the challenges of re-opening their sites, to safely encourage visitors to return. For those who are using, or thinking of taking advantage of, virtual and augmented reality technologies, as a way of enticing people in, we have put together some suggestions on how you can ensure customers […]
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Capturing visitors’ comments

We are all familiar with Trip Advisor and its popularity as a site for visitors to leave comments about the hotels, restaurants and activities they experience on trips. As part of the VISTA AR project, we have been viewing the comments on Trip Advisor made about our experimentation and deployment sites, as a way of […]
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Equipment for virtual reality experiences

For anyone new to the world of virtual reality (VR) technology, the range of equipment on offer can seem quite daunting. There is also the perception that the equipment has to be prohibitively expensive when in fact, as with any product, those with a smaller budget can buy effective equipment if they don’t mind compromising […]
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