The virtual model of the house of Marcus Lucretius is a cooperative project of EVTEK, Systems of Representation group of Media lab/TaiK and the EPUH group of University of Helsinki. It was first shown at the Domus Pompeiana exhibition of the Amos Anderson art museum in Helsinki from the 1st of March to the 25th of May 2008. The interactive installations were a part of the exhibition, that was put together by efforts of numerous institutions and individuals such as scientists and students.

In year 79 the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the Roman city of Pompeii under layers of ash and pumice. Since the rediscovery of Pompeii in 1748 it's been extensively excavated by groups of historians and archeologists, including the Finnish effort lead by professor Paavo Castrén of the University of Helsinki. The house of Marcus Lucretius is one of houses in the area studied by the Finnish researchers.

The aim of the interactive installation is to let the museum visitors explore the architecture and the artifacts of the house like they were before the explosion. Powerful modern computer graphic technology has enabled creation of such experiential environments, which hasn't been possible earlier.
Systems of Representation 2008