Cultural Preservation and Sharing using Multiplayer Virtual Worlds
We have developed technology that can both help preserve cultural assets and assist in sharing culture through the world. The focus of the technology has been a massive multiplayer framework which supports both cultural asset preservation and natural communication between the users through realistic 3D environmental shared audio. In this paper we present an evaluation of the audio quality and of behavioral changes of people in interpersonal interaction as they engage in this massive multiplayer virtual world. Additionally, we introduce the cultural preservation tools we have created.
Bart Thomée and Michael Lew, Cultural Preservation and Sharing using Multiplayer Virtual Worlds. In: Proceedings of the 9th Int Conference on Virtual Reality, April 2007, Laval, France