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A Little Oberlin, A Lot Of Virtual Reality -- Tappan Square

April 23, 2016

Okay, okay, I don't really have a lot to say about this post other than that I've been playing around with augmented and virtual reality and it all of a sudden occurred to me -- while asking the question "What environment would I want to show people who can't see it for themselves??" -- that if you're here looking at the blogs, whether for nostalgia or because you hope to attend Oberlin some day, you might want to see what I get to see every day. Pictures are pretty cool, but what if I could show you pictures that move? No, not a GIF, but 360 degree panoramas!

If you're on a desktop: you can move the pictures around using your mouse. If you're on a (smart) phone, the rectangles below might look like messed up swirls or cones of color, but if you press the icon at the bottom left of each pane (GIF demonstration below), you'll be in full screen and be able to use your phone's movement, or your finger to navigate around in full screen.

Demonstration of opening opening these on a mobile phone:
Open demonstration (29 MB)

Table of Contents:

  1. South East Corner Of Tappan
  2. The Middle Of Tappan
  3. Inside The Clark Bandstand
  4. Oberlin Memorial Arch

A screenshot of Google Maps view of Tappan Square, Oberlin, OH with markers numbered 1 through 4.


1. South East Corner Of Tappan



2. The Middle Of Tappan



3. Inside The Clark Bandstand

You can learn (a little) more about the bandstand over here.



4. Oberlin Memorial Arch

You can learn more about this over here.

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