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Virtual reality: Introducing “RecoVR Mosul”, The Economist’s first VR experience

The Economist and @projectmosul have created a virtual museum of destroyed Iraqi heritage

  • In July 2015 The Economist Media Lab invited Project Mosul to collaborate in the creation of a virtual museum to showcase the destroyed art and make it visible to the public.
  • Commissioned by The Economist Media Lab, in association with Project Mosul/Rekrei.
  • Project Mosul changed its name to Rekrei in October 2015, as it broadened its scope beyond the reconstruction of items from Mosul in particular to global heritage loss more broadly.
  • Introducing “RecoVR Mosul”, The Economist’s first VR experience
  • Project Mosul was founded in March 2015 by Matthew Vincent and Chance Coughenour, two archaeology PhD students who wondered whether it might be possible to crowdsource images and use them to reconstruct the destroyed items using a technique called photogrammetry.

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@TheEconomist: “The Economist and @projectmosul have created a virtual museum of destroyed Iraqi heritage”


The Economist unveils its first virtual-reality experience: a reconstruction of the Mosul Museum in Iraq, containing antiquities that were destroyed by Islamic State…


Virtual reality: Introducing “RecoVR Mosul”, The Economist’s first VR experience

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