i4i is a semester-long project of Carnegie Mellon University's
Entertainment Technology Center, a Masters program that fosters leadership in
education and research by combining technology and fine arts to create new processes,
tools, and visions for storytelling and entertainment.
The i4i team is working with the Federation of American Scientists
and the Walters Art Museum to develop Discover Babylon, an interactive museum
exhibit. The experience will use video gaming strategies and digital environments
to guide learners ages 11-13 in developing a better understanding and appreciation
of Mesopotamian culture.
We are focusing this semester on creating a 5 min
kiosk-based video game experience that immerses the player in a
palace in the ancient city of Nimrud. The player can explore the
palace, search for artifacts from the Walters Art Museum's Far East
Collection to see them as they would have existed, and talk to many
characters of the palace to learn more about the significance of
the Walters artifacts and Mesopotamian life.