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Small Wonders: the VR Experience, Free with Museum Admission
Sun, May 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Small Wonders: the Virtual Reality Experience
Immerse yourself inside a 16th century boxwood prayer bead and explore the intricate carvings made visible through the power of micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and virtual reality. Produced by the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and Seneca College School of Creative Art & Animation, this artistic and technical collaboration between Art Gallery of Ontario Conservator Lisa Ellis, and Interactive Artist/Designer Priam Givord marks the first time anyone will be able to move through, around and within one of these small wonders.
5-minute sessions are available between 10:30 am–5:00 pm on the following dates:
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14
Your session will be one of six available in a half-hour period.
Please arrive before the start of your half-hour period. We regret that we cannot hold your place if you are late.
Free with Museum admission.
All participants will be required to sign a waiver before using the equipment.
Participants must be 13 years old or older. Parental signature is required for participants under the age of 18.
Waivers will presented to registrants to sign at check-in.
The exhibition is made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund.
Image: Rosary (detail), 1500–1539. Netherlandish. Boxwood, L: 20 7/8 in. (52.8 cm). Musée du Louvre, Département des Objects d'art, Paris. © Musée du Louvre, Photo: Craig Boyko/Ian Lefebvre