By: Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti
KARACHI: Arsalan Chandio, a young man from Hyderabad Sindh has developed Virtual Moen-Jo-Daro. Now through this virtual reality project we will be able to visit Moen-Jo-Daro by sitting in front of our computers and the great thing is we will not see it as a ruined city but we will walk through its streets as it had used to be.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated environment with scenes and objects that appear to be real, making the user feel they are immersed in their surroundings. This environment is perceived through a device known as a Virtual Reality headset or helmet.
For his great work of developing Virtual Moen-Jo-Daro, Arsalan Chandio says, “The current condition of many of Pakistan’s cultural heritage sites evidences the need for an intervention. The continuity of life of these extraordinarily valuable architectural sites which are a token of the world’s most ancient settlements, enraptured by the highly dense cluster of population and the crude physical and environmental conditions surrounding it, is being dangerously threatened. in order to help preserve these sites Me and my team have tried to virtually preserve Moen-Jo-Daro”