Mixed Reality for Cultural Heritage – Zaid begins
with his personal journey of how he got into the Mixed Reality space and highlights his community engagement as a Microsoft MVP.
Through merging the past and present in Mixed Reality and bringing his personal experience in demonstrating the use of Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2 technology, Zaid brings history to life on the example of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
He demonstrates the virtual reconstruction of the destroyed monuments of Palmyra in their original form. Through different interaction possibilities and addressing different human senses with HoloLens 2, the user develops historical awareness and motivation to keep these monuments alive, and finally the audience learns about the potential that can be achieved with Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2.