What is the Kellogg Mansion 3D Immersive Experience?
The Kellogg Mansion 3D Immersive Experience is a traveling exhibit that embraces cutting-edge 3D and VR technology to take participants on a rich and unforgettable journey to learn more about the history of the Kellogg Mansion in Dunedin, FL and the community efforts to preserve it.
After putting on a VR headset, visitors will find themselves in the Kellogg Mansion and feel like they are walking around the site. They will be able to interact with elements of the home and learn more about its history, art, and architecture. The Kellogg Mansion case study will also help with learning about the need to preserve the past, and how easily the past can be lost without documentation. The entire experience should last around 30 minutes although users can stop the tour at any time. The exhibition space contains reading materials, 3D printed artifacts from the site, and interactive viewing of project elements on a digital screen.
The Kellogg Mansion Immersive Experience will run from September 5, 2023 – March 5, 2024, at the University of South Florida Libraries in Tampa, after having a successful first run at the Dunedin Public Library in Dunedin Florida. The project was funded by the Florida Humanities Community Grant program and will function as a traveling exhibition around the State of Florida in the future. There is also an accompanying desktop version virtual tour (no VR required) that provides an in-depth means of exploration and can be used in conjunction with, or stand-alone from the traveling exhibit. The desktop version is not a guided experience but offers more free-form exploration along with additional materials not included in the guided VR experience.
The desktop version can be found at: https://arcweb.forest.usf.edu/dhhc/KelloggMansion/PublicTour/