The Giza Project

 The Giza Project, an international collaboration based at Harvard University, aims to assemble and provide access to all archaeological records about the most famous site in the world: the Pyramids, surrounding cemeteries, and settlements of Giza, Egypt. We are building interactive and VR based models of many of the important structures on the Giza Plateau from the period of the Old Kingdom. (Picture & link)


The French Language VR Project. Virtual reality narratives in foreign language pedagogy. We are testing the hypothesis that virtual reality will allow language learners to have perceptual, empathetic, and culturally immersive experiences in multiple sensory modalities (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) that will enhance their vision, perceived value of language and culture learning, and willingness to communicate. To do this we are constructing and evaluating parts of the current French language curriculum in Virtual reality. (Picture & link)


Virtual Harvard. We are currently building an experimental virtual representation of Harvard University. Using various AR & VR technologies along side state-of-the-art Lidar scanning we are building high resolution models of some of the oldest buildings at Harvard with a goal of connecting these virtual models to real-life infrastructure for better conservation, restoration, IT & facilities management and virtually touring. (Picture & link)



Articles about the Visualization Research and Teaching Laboratory:

How Harvard University Uses Rumii Virtual Reality Software to Explore The Giza Pyramids with Zhejiang University in China

Harvard Crimson interview with Visualization Lab Director Rus Gant