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Play the Venice Virtual World!

April 18, 2016

Imagine life in eighteenth-century Venice: a mission, intrigue, and an assassination attempt…

Members of the Duke community are invited to participate in user testing of the Venice Virtual World!

Contact XL93[at]duke[dot]edu to play.

This project, part of the Visualizing Venice collaborative research initiative, has recreated the life of Venice—its buildings, bridges, boats, gardens, and inhabitants—in a 3-D virtual environment. The focus is on the now completely transformed zone of the city around the train station. Using old maps, plans, and costume books, students have reconstructed Venice as it appeared in 1740. The outcome is a navigable virtual world with digital storytelling.