- Heritage sites, Education City - Doha - Qatar, 2021
"Distant Context" is a project created in collaboration with Architect Mohammed Al-Suwaidi that focuses on bringing a historical site in Qatar to life through an immersive and interactive VR experience. Through the use of Lidar scanning and photogrammetry techniques, the team has successfully captured the essence of the site, providing users with a realistic and engaging experience.
The project's ultimate goal is not just to entertain and inform but to encourage people to develop a deeper appreciation for their surroundings and experience real life in new and meaningful ways. The interactive nature of the experience allows users to explore and interact with the historical site in ways that were previously impossible, providing a platform for people to develop a connection with the physical world around them.
By utilizing technology to enhance the user experience, we are demonstrating the powerful impact technology can have on our lives. Rather than merely providing more screens, we were using technology as a tool to help people find fresh and innovative ways of engaging with the world.
Using Unity, a popular game engine, we've created an immersive and interactive VR experience that allows users to explore the site freely, we have incorporated a variety of interactive features that allow users to draw and create objects within the virtual space, adding a whole new level of engagement and excitement to the experience.
By using technology in this way, the project is helping to create a deeper connection between people and the physical world around them, fostering a sense of curiosity and wonder about history and our shared heritage. The project has significant implications for the fields of archaeology, history, and virtual reality technology, and is an excellent example of how cutting-edge technology can be used to enhance our understanding and appreciation of the past.