Venice: Dream World (03:11)
Dr. Michael Scott sets out to explore the empire that is inches above sea level. He discovers the invisible brilliance and ingenuity of the city.
Piazza San Marco (03:47)
The Basilica de San Marco is the heart of Venice; it is decorated with pieces taken from other parts of the world. In the 9th century, Venetians stole the body of St. Mark from Alexandria. Scott and his team begin a 3D mapping expedition.
Waterborne Alternatives (06:22)
Most of the early Venetians' ingenuity can be found under water—supports for the floating city. In Venice, every aspect of modern life must be modified.
Waterway Scanning (02:45)
The team must modify 3D mapping so that it is stable in an aquatic environment. The entrepreneurial spirit of Venice goes back hundreds of years; banking was born in the marketplace.
Jewish Life in Venice (06:36)
In the 16th century, Jewish people were treated with cruelty throughout Europe; they found restricted solace in Venice. The situation pushed the Jewish people to create innovations.
Ancient Politics (04:40)
The Doge's palace was built during the golden age of Venice. The monolithic structure represents the complex political system of the time.
Festa dell’ Ascenza (06:43)
The Arsenale is a representation of Venice’s once enormous naval power. Each year, the Venetian people celebrate their marriage to the sea.
Sin City of Europe (07:57)
After a rise in trade around Europe, Venice tapped into the tourism market to recover its economy; this caused an increase in crime. Scott visits the secret prison inside the Doge’s palace.
VR Venice (04:55)
The team compiled 400 scans to create a virtual model. Scott explores the Doge's palace and St. Mark's Square. He reflects on the decline of Venice's power and the survival of Venetian ingenuity.
Credits: Venice (00:35)
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