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Film: Benefits of Mixed Reality in Museums

New mixed reality technologies such as HoloLens blend the physical world with the digital world. In this talk by Dan Ayob from Microsoft he talks about what mixed reality means to museums and the potential these technologies have to change educational experiences.

Dan shares the spectrum of the technologies from full immersive virtual reality museum experiences to augmented reality, and shares where mixed reality tech like HoloLens sits.

How are museums using these technologies to engage with their audiences and what do museums need to consider when looking at mixed reality technology.

Dan concludes with three examples of pioneering museums which are using mixed reality technology in 2018.

Dan Ayob is General Manager of mixed reality education at Microsoft, and is leading on mixed reality education projects around the globe.

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