Any project which manages to make Cédric Villani look even more like a time traveller gets my immediate attention. Look!
HOLO-MATH’s website is short on firm details, but it seems to be something to do with using Microsoft’s HoloLens VR goggle thingies to make interactive VR maths “experiences”. Here’s the blurb:
HOLO-MATH is an international project to produce immersive live experiences in mathematical sciences using the latest mixed reality technology.
It’s the first project to use state of the art technology for scientific knowledge transfer in a museum environment and on a large scale.
The experiences are presented in science museums/centers and at special events. They are targeted at groups of 20 participants led by human guides and virtual avatars. New forms of augmented visualization and interaction are core features. The audio-visual experience is of the highest quality.
In different HOLO-MATH experiences, participants will be able to play, discover, experiment and learn about science history and current research.
There’s more information on holo-math.org, and some pictures of be-goggled guests at the project’s launch on the hashtag #holomath.