RIVEEL 3D – Georgios Artopoulos
Dr Georgios Artopoulos is a co-investigator for Real–time Immersive Virtual Environments for Education & Learning (RIVEEL 3D) which is developed in the context of the Cyprus Institute’s collaboration with the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications, USA, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with the support of the Cyprus Department of Antiquities and the Municipality of Nicosia, 2015-17. Aim of this research in computational applications in cultural heritage is the development of scientific pipelines and tools for the exploration of cross-disciplinary research inquiries.
Simulated environments can be used as an observational and analytical tool to register and record dynamic data. The project draws on Digital Cultural Heritage, visual studies, interaction theories, history of architecture and urban studies in order to enable tracing experiences, sustaining immersion and documenting interaction opportunities between users and their environment – and this intensifies knowledge transfer between disciplines and user communities (e.g., cultural institutions workers, academic researchers, the creative industry and social groups).