3D Virtual World

Digitally preserving and reconstructing cultural heritage

In the last couple of years we have seen multiple instances in which cultural heritage was destroyed, either due to intentional destruction by humans or because of an unfortunate accident. In 2014 we saw terrorists destroying historical artefacts across Syria and Iraq, in 2018 the national museum of Brazil was heavily damaged in a large fire, and just this year both the…

The Alternative Algorithm and Alternative Realities

The term ‘algorithm’ to many humanities-oriented people may seem like an abstract concept. One might understand it as a theoretical construct, but not necessarily grasp its practical application or its physical structure. Nonetheless, people are becoming more aware that algorithms are everywhere. It is almost impossible to count the number of times we apply algorithms in our every day lives. If you…

Fallout: New Vegas

I was never much of a gamer. Of course, I built my fair share of Sims houses and Zoo Tycoon cages, but never anything beyond that. My boyfriend however can’t stop talking about them. After 2.5 years of being together, I have heard all about the Warhammer 40k lore, Stellaris expansions, Bethesda dropping quality due to their tenfold of staff, The Witcher…