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Virtual Electronic Poem, Le Corbusier back from the past

Virtual Electronic Poem, Le Corbusier back from the past

World Expositions have been an architectural playground since they started to appear: London World Exposition of 1851 (Crystal Palace), Paris World Exposition of 1889 (Eiffel Tower), and more recently, Hannover 2000 and Zaragoza 2008.

But also at the Brussels World Exposition in 1958, where Le Corbusier created the very first multimedia project, in collaboration with Edgar Varèse and Iannis Xenakis: The Phillips Pavillion. This unique experience only lasted through the Exposition, being demolished after it, but The Virtual Electronic Poem (VEP) project, co-funded by the European Union through the Culture 2000 programme, realized a virtual reality (VR) environment capable of reproducing the global experience of the Poème électronique through a philologically accurate reconstruction of the original installation and a technologically innovative VR implementation, that you can see on the above video.

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Virtual Electronic Poem, Le Corbusier back from the past" 28 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/15512/virtual-electronic-poem-le-corbusier-back-from-the-past/>
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