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By Libby Curran
May 10, 2018

Melbourne City DNA

This immersive exhibition will have you seeing the city through a new lens.
By Libby Curran
May 10, 2018

Whether you're an architecture nerd, a history buff, or simply fancy getting up close and personal with your city, you'll catch a fresh perspective at the Melbourne City DNA exhibition.

Currently on display at North Melbourne's Meat Market as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018, this innovative, eye-opening exhibition takes a deep dive into the city's past, present and future. And it does so with the help of some pretty nifty technology, through a week-long program of interactive exhibits, augmented reality, 3D visualisations and virtual reality experiences.

You'll have the chance to 'wander' around greened-up versions of Melbourne's streets and laneways via a pair of VR goggles, enjoy the view from above with a huge 3D model and projections of Swanston Street, and even trip back in time through a simulation of Melbourne in the days before European settlement.

As Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood explained, the 13-exhibit program "shows how our data can be used creatively to tell the story of what Melbourne is, has been and will be".

Other exhibition highlights include an exploration of Melbourne's history using iPads and augmented reality, and a glimpse of the future, through 3D visualisations of what the cityscape could look like in the coming years. Jump over to the MKW website for more details and to grab tickets.

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