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The Museum Of Pure Form

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Sensorial perceptions of digital art

Virtual Reality has offered simulations that bring people as close to the real experience as possible sans the pleasure of also including touch and taste. The new Museum of Pure Form project merges the realms of Virtual Reality and cultural heritage while also offering interactive sensorial perceptions.

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In an ever-changing and fast-paced modern world, society seeks to grasp hold of its cultural heritage, the essence of what our existence is rooted in. The quest therefore lies in maintaining a delicate balance between enjoying the present but also connecting the past and the future. One of civilisation's most precious vehicles for this endeavour is its art, which survives through time and exemplifies the Weltanschauung of its era. With the aid of the technological innovations of Virtual Reality, works of art can transcend the dimensions of time and space, preserving the past while maintaining a sense of eternal presence. The technologies are based on observation, modelling and 3D visualisation, providing an interactive and fluid approach to experiencing a work of art regardless of physical location. Thus it can connect with museums and other cultural institutions throughout Europe. The system applies the haptic (from the Greek meaning "through the sense of touch") perception approach to 3D art forms and sculptures. This technology could have the potential to take digital art beyond the realm of sensorial perceptions in the future. It may very well be the next best thing to actually being there.

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