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ArcheoEchi — a virtual reconstruction of a medieval cathedral in Southern Italy

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ArcheoEchi is an interactive virtual reality experience for Oculus Go based on the medieval cathedral of Saint Albert, located in the Southern Italian archeological site of Montecorvino (Foggia). The project saw the collaboration of the Department of Humanities of the University of Foggia and the AudioLab of the University of York, and it concerned the 3D modeling of the church, the auralization of its acoustics and the implementation of a binaural listening system. The development contributed to raise new questions about architectural acoustics of ancient heritage and implement new solutions for designing interactive systems. Thanks to both its educational value and academic background, ArcheoEchi shows how immersive technologies can enhance the offer of cultural heritage and inspire new academic studies.

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