Devotion in Virtual Reality: Rome’s Grottapinta – a Demonstration

The madonnelle (street shrines) of Rome are vernacular expressions of religious devotion traced to the thirteenth century. Recent interventions, intended to restore the shrines as important cultural artifacts, inadvertently risk displacing their devotional communities. This demonstration presents an ongoing research project on the perception of a virtual replica of the Grottapinta, in the increasingly touristic [...]