december, 2020

05dec9:30 am10:00 amFeaturedIn the Swim: Using OpenSim to take a dip into history in and along the River Mersey9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Auditorium

Speakers for this event

  • Graham Mills

    Graham Mills

    Graham Mills is a retired university academic with an amateur interest in the history of Liverpool. He uses OpenSim as an aid to better understanding issues of place and scale in historical contexts


Event Details

The presentation looks at the history of swimming places in and along the River Mersey in the north-west of England. It shows how they developed from humble horse-drawn bathing machines via an innovative floating pool moored mid-river to what was the largest aquatic stadium in the world in its time. Swimming pools frequently occupy a cherished place in personal and shared memories and this suggests possible applications for virtual recreations.