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Augmented reality makes an entrance at the Maison des Climats

27/11/2017

 

On 17 November, the Maison des Climats unveilled a range of innovative new digital tools, accessible via tablet computers, and offering a new way of exploring the Climats. They comprise an augmented reality exhibit, activated via the model of the winegrowing area, and a digital multimedia library, giving access to some brand-new content on the heritage and history of the Climats. The exhibit includes 10 tablet computers freely available to all visitors. This is a simple and fun way to explore some of the science behind the Climats.

 

THE AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE: A trip through history
Augmented reality allows you to explore the territory of the Bourgogne winegrowing region through the centuries. In just a few clicks, visitors can go back in time, and explore five periods in history – the prehistoric, the Early Middle Ages, the Late Middle Ages, the modern era, and today. Different layers appear on the model to explain the geological formation of the soil and subsoil, along with the gradual influence of the Dukes and religious orders on winegrowing in the region. Visitors can also get to grips with how the winegrowing region is organized in terms of varietals and appellations.

For each period in time, visitors will see historical monuments appear or disappear. They can zoom in and out to obtain additional information, to understand the evolution of the plots, or to see all the names of the CIimats.

 

THE DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY: A key tool for greater understanding
This application, packed full of brand-new content, was also specially designed for the Maison des Climats. It contains more than 40 articles to explore, divided into three key themes of “Territory”, “Heritage”, and “Culture & Expertise”. They are accompanied by around 100 images, both archive and contemporary, along with videos and 10 interviews.

To experience the audio elements, seats with headphones attached have just been installed in the Maison des Climats. And in the spring of 2018, the application will be available for free download on Android and iOS, in both English and French.
 

 

 

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