Kairos takes you on an audio-visual journey through the Botanical
Garden of the University of Coimbra, where you can explore the ambiance of three distinct areas
containing some of its oldest tree specimens, along with visualising some of their hidden natural processes.
In addition to serving as a 250 year timestamp of the Garden, this project seeks to invoke a sense of inquisitiveness within its users, following the premise that if we can observe the processes of nature in Virtual Reality, we may become more conscious of its inner workings in real life and gain new levels of interest and appreciation for the natural world.
Area #1 – Tilia x europaea
Area #2 – Erythrina Crista-Galli
Area #3 – Ficus Macrophylla
For the best experience, load our stereoscopic videos onto your Oculus Quest 2
Play our monoscopic videos on your PC with a media player that supports 360-degree videos, such as VLC media player.
A work-in-progress submission of Kairos to the International Conference on Entertainment Computing (IFIP-ICEC 2022)
Multimedia Designer at the University of Coimbra
Coordinated by Jorge C. S. Cardoso and Pedro Martins Carvalho