Opening: July 19th, 1996
601 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
At Cleveland's North Coast Harbor
Main Contractor : West Office
Software Contractor: Dynamics Software
Contact: Bernt Wahl
Phone (510) 644-0139
I.8 Speech Synthesis
In this one-of-a-kind exhibit, visitors can explore a computer-generated or "virtual" environment. First, a visitor steps onto the special sensitized floor, then the exhibit's computer assigns a virtual figure to represent that person, projecting the figure onto a large screen. When the visitor moves, the figure in the virtual world also moves. The fun begins when up to six people explore the virtual world together! Along with all the spectacle, the exhibit also educates kids and adults about the more practical uses of virtual reality (VR) technology. Originally developed for computer games, VR is now being developed for use in architectural modeling, pilot training, and even brain surgery.
While you are in Cleveland also visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next door.