Virtual Scott Base hut to launch online

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Publish Date
Sun, 2 Aug 2020, 10:40AM
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Virtual Scott Base hut to launch online

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 2 Aug 2020, 10:40AM

The Scott Base hut built by Sir Edmund Hillary is about to open its doors to the public of New Zealand – and you won’t need to set foot in Antarctica.

The virtual reality experience of Scott Base’s oldest building has been spearheaded by the Antarctic Heritage Trust in partnership with AUT.

It provides insight into how Sir Ed and his team lived and worked in the extreme elements more than 60 years ago.

Gregory Bennett is the Head of Department for Digital Design and Visual Arts at AUT was involved in the project. He joined Francesca Rudkin to discuss how the project came about.

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