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, and Martin Flintham

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.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the 2001 conference on Virtual reality, archeology, and cultural heritage; Glyfada, Greece, November 28 - 30, 2001
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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