I also represent the country in virtual reality Gangneung Metaverse Experience Center

Pre-opening to coincide with the opening of the competition…‘Diverse’ experiences of winter sports such as curling and snowboarding

Gangneung Metaverse Experience Center pre-opening

On the 19th, the opening day of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, teenagers are experiencing various winter sports in virtual reality at the Gangneung City Metaverse Experience Center.

“I feel like I have become a member of the national snowboarding team here.”

On the 19th, the opening day of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, the Gangneung Metaverse Experience Center, located next to the Gangneung City Green City Experience Center, opened.

Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province will pre-open the experience center until the 1st of next month, the closing date of the Games, and provide the Gangwon Metaverse platform service in order to realize a high-tech Olympics that communicates and experiences through Metaverse.

In particular, the sports theater where you can experience the Winter Olympics events through the metaverse is popular.

Here, six winter sports, including skeleton, bobsleigh, snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating, and curling, were implemented using cutting-edge Internet of Things (ICT) technology, attracting the attention of visitors.

Since the beginning of this month, advance applications have been accepted through the website, and the reservation rate is over 90%.

Next to the sports hall, a technology hall was opened to experience the principles and application contents of Metaverse technology.

This is a space where imaginary worlds are expressed on the walls through media art videos and where metaverse technologies such as three-dimensional recognition, distance and space recognition, virtual world visualization, and generative artificial intelligence are experienced and understood.

Visitors expressed their admiration as they watched the three-dimensional world unfold before their eyes on a large screen as if they could grasp it with their hands.

After the Olympics, the province plans to build a cutting-edge media art screening space and various experience zones on the second floor of the experience center and an educational facility to nurture future talent on the third floor, which will be fully opened in September.

Yoon Woo-young, head of the Provincial Future Industry Bureau, said, “We have launched an experience center and platform service to implement the cutting-edge ICT technology Olympics,” and added, “We will provide other things to see and enjoy to visitors to the competition.” 19가이드03

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