Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Virtual museum exhibits; Virtual reality in education; Puppet theater;
"Virtual Heritage" is the use of digital media to reconstruct cultures and cultural artifacts as they are today or as they might have been in the past. The central element is usually a threedimensional computer model of a person, place, or thing. Frequently, these are ancient monuments, temples, homes, and other social spaces (Jacobson, 2008). The goal of Virtual Heritage is to draw viewers into the virtual world and allow them to directly experience the overall context of the environment. This phenomenon is known to researchers as “presence.” It is a long held belief that the increased presence yields better the opportunities for deeper learning (Devine, 2007).
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
40 p. : col. ill.
© 2011 Keisha Joy Harthoorn
Harthoorn, Keisha Joy, "Interface design to support situation awareness in virtual puppetry" (2011). Honors Program Theses. 32.