|Title:||Time-Travels in Virtual Online Landscapes: New Presentation Possibilities with Online Virtual Reality|
|Authors:||Askan Striepe, Christian Quintus, Birgit Bohme, Uta Simmons, Ingo Braun, Anja Kutzner, Leonie Schafer, Andreas Knoche|
|Publication:||MW98: Museums and the Web 1998|
This paper discusses the opportunities offered by virtual online landscapes to the design and organization of historical exhibitions.The authors report about their experiences with the development of a time variable VR-platform for museums archives and libraries. For this purpose a historical quarter of the city of Berlin has been reconstructed in three different time levels (1855, 1928, 1992). In addition this platform will serve as an environment for the presentation of exhibitions about various subjects. Exhibits in digitized form (text, pictures sound, film clips and three-dimensional objects) will be included online from the databases of the associated museums and archives.
The paper mainly deals with four topics: