Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Geology and Geography
This study explores a problematic disconnect associated with virtual heritage and the immersive 3D computer modeling of cultural heritage. The products of virtual heritage often fail to adhere to long-standing principles and recent international conventions associated with historic preservation, heritage recording, designation, and interpretation. By drawing upon the geographic concepts of space, landscape, and place, along with advances in Geographic Information Systems, first-person serious games, and head-mounted Virtual Reality platforms this study envisions, designs, implements, and evaluates a virtual heritage system that seeks to reconcile the dissonance between Virtual Reality and historic preservation. Finally, the dissertation examines the contributions and future directions of such a Place-based Virtual Heritage system in human geography and historic preservation planning and interpretation.
Bonenberger, Danny J., "Reconciling the dissonance between Historic Preservation and Virtual Reality through a Place-based Virtual Heritage system." (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4106.