Events Listings: New Forest Digi Arc Weekend

New Forest Digi Arc Weekend

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Date: 16 January 2016 - 17 January 2016

Every day

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: FREE

Join archaeologists and computer game specialists for an interactive weekend of computer games and archaeology.

cSee how researchers have been able to use new technologies to bring the forgotten history of the New Forest to life.

Visitors will be able to:

  • explore virtual reconstructions of archaeological sites found in the New Forest and become absorbed in augmented reality worlds.
  • experience virtual reality goggles through the Oculus Rift and through your phone with Google Cardboard.
  • try their hand at re-creating their own archaeological site with Minecraft. 
  • have their Minecraft model judged - the best over the weekend will receive a personalised map, courtesy of Ordnance Survey.
  • at 12pm find out how you can create 3D reconstructions of archaeological sites in Trimble SketchUp
  • at 11am and 1pm join professional archaeologists and try your hand at 3D recording.

The Digi Arc Weekend is the perfect way to engage your kids with history, while they have a great time!

For more information email lawrence.shaw@newforestnpa.gov.uk

Come prepared:

If you have some time before the weekend, why not download some of these apps to your own mobile devices?

  • Google Cardboard Play / App Store
  • Medieval Empire VR Play / App Store
  • Sites in VR Play
  • OS Explore Ben Nevis in virtual reality

To take part in the AR Trail you will need to download the Aurasma App which is available through Google Play and Apple App store for free.

Once you have the application loaded you will need to search for the ‘DigiArch Weekend New Forest Centre’ channel and ‘like it’ or you can find it using the following address on your phone or tablet: http://auras.ma/s/FjoTq

For best results do this before you leave home on your Wi-Fi if available. If you do not have your own mobile or tablet device we can provide one for you to use on the day.

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