The Great Pyramid in 3D, From the BBC Series Ancient Invisible Cities

BBC Studios (UK), ScanLab Projects (UK)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8k
Attention! Limited capacity, you can reserve a ticket 30 minutes before the start at the Ars Electronica Center infodesk!

The Great Pyramid in 3D, From the BBC Series Ancient Invisible Cities explores possibilities of virtual archaeology by scanning and digitally rebuilding historical architecture – in this case, the Great Pyramid of Giza. In this unique form of presentation, visitors can choose between different paths to explore the ancient structure, moving interactively in a 3D environment with stereoscopic 360° video at 12K resolution. The experience is enhanced by a specially created soundtrack and live expert commentary. The contents were adapted for Deep Space 8K by the Ars Electronica Futurelab in the context of Immersify by creating a Unity 3D application, allowing users to move interactively in the three-dimensional space and to freely control their field of view. Thus, interactive elements are woven into the storytelling.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 762079.