Virtual Reality The Infinite Library

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Monday, 13.02.2023 to Saturday 18.02.2023

Goethe-Institut Colombo

The Infinite Library is a travelling installation that uses VR and other media to reimagine the future of libraries as interactive spaces that engage visitors through multisensory forms of storytelling. It seeks to embed human stories within a much grander narrative, one which includes the birth of our planet and the evolution of all life forms. This includes a QR code game, holograms, 3D-printed objects, audiovisual works, and the project’s central piece: a vast VR library set in a cave. Within this virtual space, the Infinite Library hosts smaller sub-libraries, the first ones dedicated to Polynesian Navigation, South Indian Puppetry, and European Alchemy.

Daily VR installation hours (February 13 - 18):

9.00 AM to 1.00 PM (only with prior booking)

3.00 PM to 7.00 PM (walk-in)

The Infinite Library is open and free to the public. The main VR piece takes around 25 minutes per visitor. In order to prevent you from long waiting hours, you have the option to book a time slot reserved for you to experience the main Infinite Library VR installation. You can book your 30-minutes slot daily from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM. We will confirm via email if the time slot is available. You can also just walk in during the afternoon opening hours (3.00 to 7.00 PM). 

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