Connect with CEEDS

We invited Chiara Piccoli to the AR Lab to exchange information on her CEEDS project (Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems). They are developing a system based on virtual reality that processes archaeological sites into an interactive presentation. This method presents history in such a way that non-scientists are also able to appreciate the historical and emotional significance of the scene.

CEEDS works on making history lessons a 'reality'.
Imagine walking through a dusty city in Boeotia, Greece. A man with a donkey passes by. A young boy has broken a water jug; the shards are left lying next to the well. Market traders extol the virtues of their wares. A woman is removing the stones from olives. No cars or smartphones to be seen anywhere - you have gone back in time, into a virtual world. Interactive
This scenario is quite possible. At least, it will be shortly. The European Commission is sponsoring a major new project called the Collective Experience of Empathic Data Systems (CEEDS). CEEDS develops a system based on virtual reality that processes archaeological sites into an interactive presentation. This method presents history in such a way that non-scientists are also able to appreciate the historical and emotional significance of the scene. They can identify with people who lived in this period in history and compare it with their own lives in the present day. More info via the website of Newsletter of Leiden University.

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