COLIN CUTHBERT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY COLIN CUTHBERT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hemispherium. Guisborough Priory, North Yorkshire, England, as it would have looked in the 12th-14th centuries, seen in the virtual reality Hemisphe- rium. This is the finest immersive virtual reality facility in the world. The screen is a six metre wide dome, mounted vertically, giving an authentic 180 degree field of view in both horizontal and vertical planes. Seven projectors provide real- time computer graphics. The "pilot" (lower left) controls the view using a joystick. As well as virtual tourism such as this, the facility can also be used for pilot training and building design. The Hemispherium was opened in December 1998 at Teesside University, England.
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