Digitarama is an interactive space-viewing device invented by Takehiko Nagakura. The device senses the movement of an arm rotated by the viewer, computes the view angle, and displays a panoramic interior image on a projection screen as well as an exterior image on a flat panel display. Like the Durer's perspective machine, the device aims at recapturing the sensible relationships between the body, machine and imagery.
Originally designed for the Virtual Architecture Show at Tokyo University's Digital Museum in June of 1997, digitarama is currently loaded with computer-graphics generated images of original form of Hagia Sophia before the earthquake of 557.

  • Digitarama Video on YouTube.com


  • Paper (in English with illustrations)
  • Paper (in Japanese, no illustrations)
  • Scenes from the Virtual Architecture Show
  • Hagia Sophia Movies
  • Development Team and Copyright

  • Last modified: Aug 19 1997