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Interactive Experience

C O N C E P T

The Harvard University CAMLab (Chinese Art Media Lab) aims to create a vivid and artistically bold digital multimedia experience of the historically crucial city of Luoyang as it existed during the Northern Wei period (494-534). Employing video technology, digital exhibitions, online gaming, and educational opportunities that will be openly available beyond the Harvard community, the resulting multi-platform experience will appeal to students, scholars, and citizens from around the world. Online participants will experience the unique architecture, religious life, and cultural abundance of ancient Luoyang, whose significance as a global capital of Buddhist history remains to this day.

Few people today are familiar with the vital role Luoyang played in the ancient world. Despite its fame and thousands of years of history, early records of the city are scarce. Yet the history of Luoyang, and the place it held for many centuries as a Buddhist capital and a source of world culture, have significance to a wide range of artists, scholars, Buddhist adherents, students of religion or religious history, historians, and anyone curious about the ancient world. CAMLab’s Digital Luoyang will bring this ancient city back to life and reveal it to contemporary global citizens in an exciting new way. The project is aimed at not only revealing history, but also creating new understandings and experiences that are of the highest artistic and educational value themselves.



《洛阳》是哈佛大学中国艺术实验室一个极具开创性的项目,结合学术研究和多媒体技术,探索了北魏洛阳视觉还原的一种可能性,并以此建立一个开放性平台,邀请学者与艺术家参与共建。《洛阳∙幻城》由国内外建筑史学家,历史学家团队指导,根据历史文献与考古资料以虚拟方式复原了北魏洛阳城的重点建筑和整体风貌。在这个沉浸式线上展览中,观众不但可以游览一千五百年前的佛都洛阳,行走在盛景空前的佛国净土中,体验城市、建筑、与佛像之间的虚实变换。同时可以体验北魏洛阳都城规划背后的时空想象,以及洛阳覆灭之后深邃苍茫的文化记忆。



Embark on your journey to the ancient mirage city Luoyang here
US server portal/海外入口
Mainland China server portal/中国大陆入口

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For scholars, artists, and donors interested in collaborating with the Digital Luoyang team, please contact: projectteam@harvardcamlab.com