Toy Worlds

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A key goal of Cosma is to have a 3D interface to enable spatial Knowledge Navigation of the Knowledge Resources on this site. Toy Worlds are a new, fun way of accomplishing this goal.

They are literally “Toy Worlds” because they are dioramas created with dollhouse furniture and other miniature toys that are photographed with a RICOH THETA S 360° Camera. The resulting 360° photos are posted on the RoundMe 360° photo sharing service in order to overlay links to YouTube videos and web pages.

They are also figuratively “Toy Worlds” in that they are really just prototypes intended to serve as placeholders for more sophisticated Worlds created with advanced software such as Unity. The reason they do not exist yet is because there is no reasonably sophisticated platform for publishing sufficiently complex 3D worlds on the Web at the present time.

This is the first in the series of Toy Worlds that serve as an interface to this site right now.

Click the 360° image below to explore this Toy World, click the menu in the upper right for controls and click “i” buttons on/off for links to experiences. Use “portals” to visit other Toy Worlds.

You can also explore this on RoundMe.
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There are many other Toy Worlds distributed across this site.

Find out more about Toy Worlds on this post