Experiencing Place Across Multiple Dimensions Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:30-5:00pm

This paper uses a virtual reality tour of Darien, Georgia and an on-site augmentation of avatars on a university campus to look into how individuals’ behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are affected in landscapes augmented by avatars’ narratives of significant local knowledge, recollections of the past and projections of the future. We apply the approach to advance a more inclusive approach to people-sensitive environmental planning but it has broad applicability wherever formal descriptions of place can be enriched by local authentication.


Micah Taylor is a second year PhD student in the University of Georgia College of Environmental Design. His research interests include Environmental Science, Geo spatial Science, and Emerging Technology. Micah comes from a strong GIS background with projects including nutrient runoff analysis in the Sierra Mountains and using immersive visualization technology for city planning in Nashville, Tennessee. His current focus is on understanding the psychological aspects to environmental communication and experience.
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