Du Bois Homesite VR Project

The launch of the Virtual Reality facility coincided with the reveal of the Du Bois homesite VR project. It was designed as an interpretive trail displaying information about W. E. B. Du Bois and recreating his boyhood home based on the historic site located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The HTC VIVE was used to visualize the virtual trail with the App development taking place in the ‘Unity’ cross-platform game engine.

The project continues to develop with the 3D scanning of artifacts from the homesite, which will be incorporated into the VR home as interactive objects providing a unique glimpse in the life of W. E. B. Du Bois. A team of students are working on the project.

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