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Holographic history is making 'Night at the Museum' a reality

By Ramy Hammady, Lecturer in Computer Games, Solent University
Carl Strathearn, Research Fellow, Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
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For millions of children, being dragged to a museum is a singularly painful experience, marked by time standing still rather than history coming to life – as it does in the film “Night at the Museum”, starring Ben Stiller.

But that all could change with the development of new “mixed reality” (MR) technology, which could inject new forms of interactive storytelling into our museums – introducing holographic tour guides and immersive digital displays in place of finger-smudged glass cabinets and faded information boards.

Unlike the total immersion of virtual reality (VR),…

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