When Video Games and Tech Bring History to Life

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When Videogames and Tech Bring History to Life

On April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. As the tragedy unfolded, people began sharing photos and videos of the Cathedral. Others chose to relive their memories virtually through Assassin’s Creed Unity, the video game.
Everywhere in the world, heritage sites are threatened by time, natural disasters, wars... This panel will explore how technology, culture and entertainment can converge to raise awareness of social issues and turn museum visitors into caring citizens via immersive giant-screen projections and VR experiences. Presenting the Notre-Dame case and the Age Old Cities exhibition, speakers from Ubisoft, UNESCO, Iconem and The Arab World Institute (Paris) will discuss how they help bring people around the world closer to history through technology.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: XR
Level: Advanced