The Cable Center is proud of our Virtual Reality Archives Exhibit started in early 2013 and completed in 2016. Website visitors can download the project, “step into” The Cable Center's building and manipulate cable related artifacts in our virtual archives.
40 items that tell the story of the innovative technological contributions of the cable industry, viewable in virtual reality with an HTC Vive headset, or in 2D, from the website. The goal is to provide immersion and presence, making our collection accessible to a global audience.
We are equally excited about our free download of the project on Steam, the largest virtual reality store. The Center started experimenting with virtual reality with the goal of capturing objects to share in exhibits and videos. Years later, we have elevated our work to a whole new level. Website visitors can now download the project, “step into” The Cable Center's building and manipulate cable related artifacts in our virtual archives. You can experience watching our Oral History videos in the virtual John Malone Theater on the big screen. Or, be enveloped in a video in our 360 video theater. A downloadable version is available now for those with an HTC Vive headset, as well as a basic version in 2D for Windows desktop. A simplified WebXR (new WebVR Standard built right in a standard webpage) version is in our plans for 2020 (see experiments here. Use WASD keys to move around.
If you'd also like to see our online Virtual Reality Equipment Archives click here.
- Steve Luiting
- Gregg Hardie
- Nic van Dessel
- Kevin Keables
- Luke Woodruff
- Brian Kenny
- Diane Christman
- Emily Gibson