Intel VR Powers Digital Smithsonian Exhibit
Intel announced a partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), that will use the latest technologies to allow anyone, anywhere, to digitally experience some of the world’s most astonishing art exhibits through virtual reality.
Although more than 30 million people come through the doors of the Smithsonian’s museums every year, hundreds of millions will never be able to visit in person. This partnership to digitize and provide broader, 3D access to the SAAM’s collections will help expand the reach of its exhibits worldwide.
Advanced technologies, powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, provide the means of digitally preserving the history within a museum’s walls faster and more efficiently, without damaging or moving an exhibit.
Starting with the exhibit, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, Intel technologies will power the digitization process through volumetric capture and photogrammetry. The gallery will then be made available via the Sansar.com social VR platform, enabling visitors from around the world to explore the virtual recreated gallery in real time.