GV Expo Time Travel: The Berlin Wall Virtual Reality Experience

Imagine putting on a virtual reality headset in modern-day Washington, D.C., and being transported to communist East Berlin at the height of the Cold War.
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Imagine putting on a virtual reality headset in modern-day Washington, D.C., and being transported to communist East Berlin at the height of the Cold War.

As you walk through the deserted streets you pass communist propaganda posters and miles of razor-sharp barbed wire, all while dodging the guard tower searchlights that sweep no-man's land looking for wall jumpers.

That's the immersive trip visitors to

Government Video Expo

can take at the

TIVA-DC booth

in the VR exhibit, "

Berlin Wall: The Virtual Reality Experience

." Visitors wear an HTC Vive headset and are instantly transported to Cold War Germany. Using two hand-held motion controllers and HTC Vive's room-scale technology, visitors interact with the virtual environment all while walking around a 10-foot-by-10-foot space.

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The production of the virtual reality experience will be discussed on Thursday, November 30 at 11 a.m. at Government Video Expo Theater.

The experience begins in West Berlin as users meet up with an English-speaking news correspondent who offers a brief introduction to the wall and its history. When users enter virtual East Berlin, they use handheld controllers to maneuver some of those searchlights, wind their way through secret passages in abandoned buildings and locate the escape tunnel that will take them under the wall back to the relative safety of West Berlin. Once there, users can grab a sledgehammer, among the first to put cracks in the wall, breaking down a decades-old barrier to freedom.

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The seven-minute "Berlin Wall VR Experience" is presented in partnership with HTC Vive, a first-of-its-kind VR system that offers an unparalleled sense of VR immersion. The demos are free and open to all attendees. To register to attend, visit www.gvexpo.com/register.



For a look at all of the free events, sessions and demos at Government Video Expo, click here.

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