CyArk unveiled a new interactive website at the National Archives in Washington, DC this October. In a new partnership with Microsoft Internet Explorer
(IE), CyArk and IE bring life to cultural heritage sites around the world through stunning immersive 3D WebGL models and advanced touch functionality. The exceptional new performance is the result of IE’s pioneering work in hardware acceleration to deliver an app-like experience in a web browser. Internet Explorer Director Roger Capriotti presented a keynote address at the CyArk Annual Summit showcasing this new development.
The new CyArk.org is fast, beautiful, and built for touch on the modern web. This next generation technology will present visitors to the website with incredible access to 3D models, images, and videos of CyArk’s over 130 projects across the globe. The initial new web release includes full 3D models from 10 diverse sites: Mount Rushmore
, Chichen Itza
, Rani ki Vav
, Eastern Qing Tombs
, Tower of London
, Sydney Opera House
, Hopi Petroglyph Sites
, Washington Monument
, and Rock Art Sites of Somaliland
. This new web design places 3D content at the forefront of visualizing, experiencing, and learning about cultural heritage, engaging audiences of all ages and expertise.
CyArk.org joins other Rethink
experiences from the IE team to challenge users and developers alike on what’s possible on the web today with modern web standards and browsers. We encourage you to explore the world’s cultural heritage through the new CyArk.org, and feel free to direct any comments or questions to email@example.com.
Watch Microsoft's Roger Capriotti introduce the new website at the 2014 CyArk 500 Annual Summit: