The International Panorama Council Journal, Volume 3 is now available

I am pleased to announce the publication of the International Panorama Council Journal, Volume 3. The International Panorama Council is committed to the history and preservation of the panorama and its relevance to the broader context of the media arts. The mission of the IPC journal is to stimulate and foster worldwide interdisciplinary research on the panorama and its related forms. My paper entitled, “Sacred Spaces of New England: Artistic Research, Cultural Heritage, and Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography” is included in this volume. Please click here to read more about IPC’s journal and to download a free copy.

I was also recently interviewed about this article and the Sacred Spaces of New England project for an episode of the Versatilist, a podcast dedicated to sharing and exploring the nature of immersive learning. The interview can be found at https://bit.ly/36eANd2.

Below is the description of the episode:

In this episode, I speak with Seth Thompson, the author of “Sacred Spaces of New England: Artistic Research, Cultural Heritage, and Virtual Reality Panoramic Photography.” We had a great conversation about New England, even though neither of us live there anymore. For more information about his work, check out https://seththompson.info/sacredspacesne/.

International Panorama Council Journal, Volume 3’s Cover

New Cardboard App Release: Jazeera Al Hamra VR

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Please check out my new Google Cardboard app entitled, Jazeera Al Hamra VR for Android mobile devices.

It is a free Google Cardboard app of the architecture of Al Jazeera Al Hamra, a former coastal village in southern Ras Al Khaimah that was abandoned at the time of the formation of the United Arab Emirates in the late 1960s and 1970s. It is considered one of the last traditional towns in the country.

Featured in version 1.0 of the Jazeera Al Hamra VR app are 360-degree VR (virtual reality) panoramic images that were captured between 2009 and 2011 of the hisn (fort) and three courtyard homes.

For those who are new to Google Cardboard, it is a virtual reality platform that uses a relatively low-cost cardboard or plastic viewer in conjunction with a mobile phone device to create an immersive experience.

This app works with Google Cardboard and most mobile phone devices. For more information, go to: https://seththompson.info/jazeera-al-hamra-vr-app/.

New Google Cardboard VR Title Release

Please check out my new Google Cardboard VR app entitled, “Four New England Churches VR” for most mobile phone devices.

Four New England Churches VR” is a free Google Cardboard VR app of four Episcopal church sanctuaries from my online project, Sacred Spaces of New England.

For those who are new to Google Cardboard, it is a virtual reality platform that uses a relatively low-cost cardboard or plastic viewer in conjunction with a mobile phone device to create an immersive experience.

Here’s a link to the app: https://seththompson.info/sacredspacesne/four-new-england-churches-vr/