Archaeology of Light

Date 28.09.2021
Text Hillary Sanctuary
Photo LASTRO / EPFL
"Archaeology of Light" is a fully immersive, short movie that charts out a visit through the expanse of cosmological and astrophysical data. Enjoy the ride through this virtual universe, starting from the great blue planet we call home.

With the release of VIRUP comes a short movie entitled “Archaeology of Light”, one possible journey through the virtual universe made possible thanks to the open software.

The 20 minute movie starts from Earth, and charts out a voyage throughout the various scales of the universe, from our solar system, to the Milky Way, all the way to the cosmic web and the relic light of the Big Bang.

"Archaeology of Light" in 4K.

Released by EPFL’s Laboratory of Astrophysics on YouTube, the movie is available in 2D, in stereo 180° and in 360°.

"Archaeology of Light" in 4K.
Watch the 2D version of "Archaeology of Light" on YouTube.

For an immersive experience developed at EPFL’s Laboratory of Experimental Museology, the movie is to be showcased in a dome at EPFL’s next exhibit, Cosmos Archaeology: Explorations in Space and Time, which opens on 21 April 2022 at EPFL Pavilions. A  preliminary version of the movie was shown at the Synra Dome of the Science Museum of Tokyo in September, thanks to support from the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo.  It will be presented at an exhibit in Dubai in October 2021, as part of EPFL’s Virtual Space Tour.

 

Watch "Archaeology of Light" in VR180.
Watch "Archaeology of Light" in VR180.

Watch "Archaeology of Light" in 360°.
Watch "Archaeology of Light" in 360°.

Watch the "Archaeology of Light" trailer.
Watch the "Archaeology of Light" trailer.