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Witnessing History


The next best thing to being there is when the visual and sounds become immersive. The unique thing about virtual 3D environments is the extra-sensory involvement that is possible. But there is something quite different here, even from an IMAX film and that is the relationship of observer to image. Suddenly it feels more like being transported to a place where one is viewing the experience from the inside out, meaning that one immediately gets the sense of being a visitor walking around inside the 'movie' in a spacial perspective. One can even interact with it and of course with others in a group it all becomes quite convincing. 

Here we see some of the possibilities this genre of computer simulation can present in terms of immediacy, a virtual field trip to a Royal British Airfield around the time of World War One.