The Visitor as Virtual Archaeologist: Explorations in Mixed Reality Technology to Enhance Educational and Social Interaction in the Museum

Tony Hall, Luigina Ciolfi, Liam Bannon, Mike Fraser, Steve Benford, John Bowers, Chris Greenhalgh, Sten Olof Hellström, Shahram Izadi, Holger Schnädelbach, Martin Flintham

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Abstract

SHAPE, "Situating Hybrid Assemblies in Public Environments", is an EU Future and Emerging Technologies project of the Disappearing Computer initiative, concerned with designing and developing novel technology to enhance interpersonal interaction in public locales: Exploratoria, galleries, and museums, for example. This paper outlines a use of hybrid reality technology to enhance users' social experience and learning about antique artefacts and their related history. We describe early SHAPE technical work where we explore whether there are benefits: Educational and social, to visitors of extending virtual archaeology or augmented reality archaeology into the public setting of the museum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage
EditorsS.N. Spencer, S.N. Spencer
Pages91-96
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventProceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage - Glyfada, Nr Athens, Greece
Duration: 28 Nov 200130 Nov 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage

Conference

ConferenceProceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage
CountryGreece
CityGlyfada, Nr Athens
Period28/11/0130/11/01

Keywords

  • Augmented, hybrid reality archaeology
  • Disappearing computer
  • Historical re-enactment and storytelling
  • Mobile computing
  • Museum experience and use of virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L., Fraser, M., Benford, S., Bowers, J., Greenhalgh, C., Hellström, S. O., Izadi, S., Schnädelbach, H., & Flintham, M. (2001). The Visitor as Virtual Archaeologist: Explorations in Mixed Reality Technology to Enhance Educational and Social Interaction in the Museum. In S. N. Spencer, & S. N. Spencer (Eds.), Proceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage (pp. 91-96). (Proceedings VAST 2001 Virtual Reality, Archeology, and Cultural Heritage).