Warship Mars

interactive archeology & museum of the future
3D teaser Warship Mars showing Binh Minh Herbst wearing a VR headset in the bottom left corner

prefrontal cortex, Ocean Discovery, realities.io



Where to see?

Västerviks Museum / Sweden

Celebrating the pursuit of joyful discovery and the power of connection, ‘Warship Mars’ is an interactive treasure trove of maritime archaeology. After an epic 20-year quest, the Ocean Discovery team finally unearthed the secrets of the Mars shipwreck, nestled 80 meters beneath the Baltic Sea near Öland, Sweden. As custodians of this extraordinary heritage, we embraced the challenge, turning to immersive technology as our preservation tool of choice. In collaboration with our partners at Prefrontal Cortex Teaming and realities.io, we crafted a digital photogrammetry twin of this majestic battleship. The result? An interactive time capsule, enabling all to explore the depths of the Mars without ever leaving their homes.

‘Warship Mars’ invites you on a deep-sea expedition unlike any other. Armed with a virtual diving scooter, you’ll capture the whispers and wonders of the Mars, later decoding your discoveries in the comfort of a virtual research lab.

With ‘Diving Mode’, you’ll become an underwater archaeologist, navigating the ruins of the Mars. In ‘Research Space’, you’ll transform into a historian, sifting through your artefacts and stitching together stories from centuries past. Bolstered by VR Quillustrations and evocative audio, each 3D artefact becomes a portal, guiding you deeper into the annals of history.

Together with Meta (former Facebook), we have interwoven this experience into the fabric of the Global Historical Archive. Specifically designed for the Meta Quest, ‘Warship Mars’ dissolves the barriers between past and present, technology and human.

3D rendering showing underwater expedition

Explore the sipwreck in diving mode

3D rendering showing a ship wreck

3D scan of the shipwrack optimized for mobile VR

Reseach space: analysing artefacts and explore exciting photographs curated by scientists with background information

Left: 3D modell of a ship in the ocean Right: Explosion Warship Mars

Scenic VR illustrations showing more about the ship’s history


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