Deborah Cater phrased, “You have to taste a culture to understand it”
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
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, it results in a loss in the real essence of the scenario.
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.
Travelers can reach the virtual places 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.
Virtual Reality for Exploration of Culture and Heritage
This is a lot different from reading a book. Pictures engage, but do not speak. Virtual Reality magical experiences pervade the void of sense and sound.
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 a 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 forcing the learning down the throats of the students, Virtual Reality presents an iconographic account of the events.
Dr. Sana Farid is the Co-Founder and CEO for Munfarid Consulting, Sana is determined to work persistently to enhance the education system thru adapting modern techniques including the use of latest technology. Sana is keen to embed in-depth fervor in learners to excel towards self-reliance and gratification, and become exquisite professionals. An award-winning speaker and trainer, Dr. Sana has been involved with various entities at all levels from strategic alliances to extensive program engagements. Helping to build roadmaps and structured educational programs for government, private and corporates. Sana has been conducting workshops since 2016 covering topics such as Virtual Reality Education in Schools, Assistive Technology and effective use of Virtual Reality for Corporates. She is a native Arab speaker and fluent in English. You can follow her twitter @Drsanafarid