sg 15(7): e3

Research Article

A Virtual Holographic Display Case for Museum Installations

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259429,
        author={Manuela Chessa and Matteo Garibotti and Valerio Rossi and Antonio Novellino and Fabio Solari},
        title={A Virtual Holographic Display Case for Museum Installations},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Serious Games},
        keywords={virtual reality, stereoscopic visualization, motion parallax, entertainment and education, cultural heritage},
  • Manuela Chessa
    Matteo Garibotti
    Valerio Rossi
    Antonio Novellino
    Fabio Solari
    Year: 2015
    A Virtual Holographic Display Case for Museum Installations
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259429
Manuela Chessa1,*, Matteo Garibotti1, Valerio Rossi2, Antonio Novellino2, Fabio Solari1
  • 1: University of Genoa - DIBRIS
  • 2: ETT SpA
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Today, it is important in society to make artworks accessible to mass audiences and to widen participation in culture. In such a context, virtual reality is one of the areas of greatest interest: new devices and new techniques are affordable for many users, and virtual and real worlds are often mixed together. In this paper, we propose a "virtual holographic" display, i.e. a stereoscopic virtual reality system that is able to replicate the behavior of a real showcase for exhibitions. It works in a completely virtual manner and it can yield to a new generation of entertainment "holographic" installations. We evaluate such a system through an experimental session with 20 users. In particular, we compare the proposed system, based on a stereoscopic technique (TD3D), with respect to a standard motion parallax technique in terms of the users' perceptual experience.