Case Western Reserve University, Interactive Commons
Interactive Commons is a university institute that encourages multidisciplinary connections in order to solve complex problems and advance future-oriented education pathways, supported by visualization tools like Microsoft HoloLens.
In support of the CMA's Open Access initiative, Interactive Commons created a mixed-reality gallery for Microsoft HoloLens that allows groups of HoloLens wearers to walk around a virtual gallery space and view holographic art together at scale, just as they do in a traditional museum setting. While virtual gallery walls stay in place, the art changes periodically to give users a sense of the vast collections that can be explored in a digital environment.
"In collaboration with Boulevard Arts, the Interactive Commons at Case Western Reserve University is developing a mixed-reality application for Microsoft Hololens that creates a virtual Cleveland Museum of Art gallery where groups of visitors can explore art together, just like in the traditional museum. We love this concept of open access that allows people to experience art before they go to the museum, and to revisit these images and objects so that they can reflect on and refresh their memories of these experiences well after they leave the galleries.”
-Mark Griswold, Interactive Commons Faculty Director and Professor of Radiology, CWRU