Sponsors: National Science Foundation

Project Overview:

The VRMacroscopic is a custom built opto-mechnical system that can capture 360 degree stereoscopic panoramic timelapse videos of microscopic scenes and generate stitched frames in realtime.  When the content is viewed in a virtual reality environment (headset or immersive theatre) the effect experienced by the viewer is that of becoming a miniature explorer, approximately 5mm in size, and placed in the center of the microscopic scene.  Since the system records time-lapse videos the viewer can explore typically invisible phenomena through novel manipulations of both time and space.

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