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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Museums As Technology Pioneers

The Role of Virtual Reality and Technology in the Future of Museums

Stephen Karmazyn | May 1, 2016

Museums are usually considered purveyors of the past, but in Alex Benay’s eyes, they might be better off as tech pioneers.
“I’m not a traditionalist,” said Benay, president and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “The concept here is using things like virtual reality, open data, anything that gets the story out … whether it’s raw or filtered, [it] means engagement.”
The first test of Benay’s approach is a virtual-reality (VR) simulation of the 1936 CN 6400 steam locomotive. Acquired by the Canada Science and Technology Museum in 1967, the train is a popular attraction at the museum.

© Atlantic Productions_Alchemy VR First Life VR launch at the NHM.
"First Life VR Launches at the Natural History Museum in London."

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