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Dhayam VR: Adapting a Traditional Board Game into a Virtual Reality Experience

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Date Issued:
2020
Abstract/Description:
Ancestral forms of entertainment were not only meant as a pastime but also to carry forward the cultural values and stories over generations. With the ease of access to the technologically advanced and immersive games, we do not necessarily opt for traditional board games that are a representation of our culture. Dhayam VR is an amalgamation of a traditional Indian board game and virtual reality technology. Inspired by the story of Mahabharata – a Hindu epic, it creates an expressive, educative, and entertaining experience. It provides an opportunity to contribute toward keeping traditional and cultural values alive, in a more expressive form using the latest technologies which are relatable to the current and future generations.
Title: Dhayam VR: Adapting a Traditional Board Game into a Virtual Reality Experience.
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Name(s): Ramachendran Selvaraj, Monisha, author
Maraffi, Christopher , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 50 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Ancestral forms of entertainment were not only meant as a pastime but also to carry forward the cultural values and stories over generations. With the ease of access to the technologically advanced and immersive games, we do not necessarily opt for traditional board games that are a representation of our culture. Dhayam VR is an amalgamation of a traditional Indian board game and virtual reality technology. Inspired by the story of Mahabharata – a Hindu epic, it creates an expressive, educative, and entertaining experience. It provides an opportunity to contribute toward keeping traditional and cultural values alive, in a more expressive form using the latest technologies which are relatable to the current and future generations.
Identifier: FA00013499 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2020.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Virtual reality
Board games
Mahābhārata--Adaptations
Culture and technology
Dice games--India
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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