OUR THOUGHTS

Why Rome?

I could have labelled this blog post: what did the Romans ever do for us? But I think a more appropriate question is: why Rome? This exact question was directed at me this week when explaining Lithodomos VR to a friend. He asked: but why Rome? What was so special...

Raiders of the Lost Paint

The ancient sites we see today are a shadow of their former self. Not only in terms of their size and scale, but also their appearance. An important component of any city or town that is often forgotten is colour. The visual presence of a building or monument...

The value of open-source software

This week I have been thinking about the pros and cons of open-source software. Open-source software is defined as having its source code freely available for possible modification and redistribution. If you are using a paid piece of software, there is a high chance...

Modern visitor VS ancient world

Visitor 1: “What did the guide say? Is this the palace or the library?” Visitor 2: “I thought it was the latrines” Visitor 1: “Just take a picture anyway.” Visitor 2: “Don’t you have the camera?” A visitor’s experience can enrich the traveller, or, like the scenario...

Classical architecture: see it today!

I made an effort this week to note classical elements in the architecture of Melbourne, Australia: my home city. We have many prominent buildings that promote classical architectural ideals. The first I noted was our state Parliament building, with its massive Doric...

Blender Guru… my idol

Blender is an open source 3D graphics and animation software package used to create extremely realistic textures and environments. We use Blender at Lithodomos VR because we believe in the open-source philosophy, and its ability to produce tremendous locations (like...

Cicero’s Quote on History

Work is always continuing at the office with our various projects on the go. We look forward to presenting new sites soon. During my research this week, I came across this quote from Cicero, the Roman orator (among many of his other talents). He wrote: History is...

The ‘wow’ effect of VR

Every time I hand over the VR headset to a new user, there is a sense of wonder and excitement of this new technology. Some cautionary questions arise during this first encounter: Will I get nauseas? Will I be able to see without my glasses? Does this thing shoot out...

Our First App

We’ve been out of touch for a while. Sorry. We haven’t stopped working on this colossus, though. Quite the opposite. The truth is, we’ve been working like never before. We’ve lost track of how many coffee infused all nighters we’ve pulled over the last couple of...

The moment

It was a hot and stifling day as we climbed to the top of the acropolis at Aspendos on the southwestern coast of Turkey earlier this year. It was mid afternoon and the the site was pretty much deserted. I was quite exhausted, as I’d been up late the night before...

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