The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) will participate in the Pygmalion Festival’s demo event happening Sept. 27 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum on the University of Illinois campus. ISAS will demo augmented reality of the Emerald Acropolis site. The Emerald Acropolis site is part of Greater Cahokia, America’s first native city north of Mexico, and is located approximately 15 miles east of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site.
ISAS first conducted an augmented reality demo of the Emerald Acropolis site at the Ancient Cahokia Future Visions Conference this past April. The demo features a visualization of what the site looked like when it was occupied over 1,000 years ago. The augmented reality software application is in the final stages of development and is scheduled to be released this fall.
The demo event is part of the THINK component to the Pygmalion Festival. Admission is free and open to the public (all ages). There will be several innovators showcasing interactive demonstrations for patrons–virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing, video games, and much more. For a full list of demo participants https://www.facebook.com/events/2120335514918532/