From “Serious Games” to “Serious Virtual Reality” – or How I Attracted More Young People to the Science Museum (but Also Elders)

Game Happens 2019 – Conference
Friday 8 November, Afternoon Sessions

A new way to engage the museum visitors: virtual reality guided tours. The Science Museum in Milano “invented” a new formula to transmit knowledge about science and technology with virtual reality. A specialised team of scientific explainers every weekend accompanies the museum public on the top of Mount Everest, on the ocean floor to discover the shipwreck of the Titanic, on the Moon in the days of Apollo 11 and in many other inaccessible places.

Luca Roncella, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Milano

Luca Roncella is in the interactive media business since 1996. From 2002 is a game designer and interactive producer in the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan. He designs applied games and digital interactive products, curates events and exhibitions about the relationships between videogames and the society. He also designs activities for the public of the museum involving virtual reality and video games to tell stories about science, technology and the industry.