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Street scene from a virtual 3D Atlanta in the 1920s.

Join Student Innovation Fellows as they demo the 3D Atlanta project tomorrow, April 27, on Library North 1st floor, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn about this exciting project and even experience it for the first time on an Oculus Rift headset.

About 3D Atlanta

Georgia State University sits atop what was once the center of Atlanta’s African American night life, a rich assemblage of blues and ragtime clubs and even the old city jail. Today, Student Innovation Fellows are working to recreate this lost piece of Atlanta’s history in an interactive 3D environment. The 3D Atlanta project uses GSU’s rich collection of historic photographs and 3D scans of surviving buildings to recreate the old red light district at scale in a virtual environment. The resulting experience is an interactive game, accessed via Oculus Rift, which will eventually provide an immersive, full-scale model of Atlanta’s history.

Combining historical recreation and archival research with video gaming and 3D modeling, the project is a unique digital initiative bringing together students in computer science, urban planning, and the humanities. The completed project will include historically based narratives and a full-scale virtual reproduction of this historic Atlanta area.

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