Ice Age Europe Magazine

Virtual Reality. Accessible to everyone?

Elisabetta Flor, Alessandra Pallaveri and Luca Scoz, MUSE - The Science Museum of Trento, April 2024

Have you ever tried to fly over a mountain, dive into the depths of the sea or burrow down into the bowels of the earth? Definitely not experiences for everyone!
Technology can come to our aid with the virtual reconstruction of environments usually inaccessible or accessible only to a few. In all of this, museums, as places of knowledge and inclusion (as also stated in the new ICOM definition of a museum approved at the congress in Prague in August 2022), can play a strategic role in experimenting with the use of new technologies to expand the range of our possibilities of knowledge. But what are the limits of these applications?

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