Augmented Reality Campfire
 

This is an Augmented Reality (AR) simulation incorporating a 3D model of the campfire and particle systems. The simulation is an experiment on Virtual Experiential Archaeology (VEA) and Virtual Time Travel (VTT). A paper describing the topic is published in the Journal of Cultural Heritage:

E. Ch'ng (2009) "Experiential Archaeology: Is Virtual Time Travel Possible?" Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol. 20, pp. 458-470, 2009

Place: Harborne Park, Birmingham.
Season: Winter (4th January 2010)
Temperature: -0.5ºC
Actual Temperature Felt: The virtual camp-fire made me feel warmer by 5ºC!

Equipments:

  • Vusix iWear VR920
  • Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 HD
  • A branch to stoke the campfire