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.
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 in 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.