1. The MIDEN (Michigan Immersive Digital Experience Nexus), formerly known as the CAVE, is currently the most advanced system for immersive virtual reality. It provides its users with the convincing illusion of being fully immersed in a three-dimensional world that is computer-generated. This world is presented in stereo as well as at life-size scale. As a superb tool for the visualization of complex environments, the MIDEN facilitates the exploration, understanding, and evaluation of any real or abstract environment. The immersive experience includes unrestricted navigation (look-around, walk-around, fly-around), interaction with virtual objects, and enhancement through directional sound.

    Weijian Yang navigates through an art student’s 3d rendering of the universe.

    Image by Laura Rudich | Michigan Engineering

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