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  • Writer's pictureElsa Kristine Blomberg

Virtual World Tour w. SiliconHagen

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float

To gain all while you give,

To roam the roads of lands remote,

To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Andersen.

In the current state of the world, we are restricted to our homes and to keep our social circle as small as possible. Many long to be able to travel again; to get out and away, travel to new places, or visit old ones that they miss. H.C. Andersen might have said it best: to travel is to live. This is still possible if you are willing to think outside of the box.

With the constantly evolving world of VR, it is now possible to experience new places and cultures without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Whether it’s diving in the deepest oceans or climbing the tallest mountains, this futuristic way to travel makes it possible for you to visit places where few have gone before.

These amazing places that are now possible to visit through accessible technology also offer tranquillity. If the state of the world affects your mental state, go to a secluded, quiet, and peaceful environment where you can recharge.

The many alternative travel methods include: Google earth VR, Oculus Quest Wander,

Boulevard (free), Everest VR, and theBlu.

Monday, February 1, SiliconHagen led a guided tour through virtual worlds.

The Virtual World Tour started in a pandemic themed world, where the participants of the event were shown how VR can be used to educate students about the current affairs, either from a societal perspective or the sciences. After a constructive and interesting conversation, the tour led the participants back to the medieval times.

In this interactive, virtual reality world, the experienced guide, Line Zahl Larsen, talked about how this VR world was a perfect example of a fitting environment for history classes. The rustic, brick walls of the medieval castle set the scene for this VR experience, and the tapestries on the walls showcased people in authentic Dutch medieval clothing, while the props lying around in the rooms were interactive. Throughout this world the participants were able to ask questions, which Line was ready to answer.

Lastly, the tour led to ancient Athens. This world is a VR recreation of Ancient Agora of Athens as it was during the Roman Times, using the archaeological findings to scale everything up correctly. Except for the obvious historical perks this world would offer an ordinary history class, this setting also has an indoor, authentic auditorium in the style of a theatre of ancient Greece.

After the planned tour ended, everyone had the opportunity to stay in the virtual environment and network with fellow educators. One of the participants took most of the group into one of his worlds, were the networking continued.

The next event will be Monday, March 1st at 4pm (CET).

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