Re-tracing the past: mixing realities in museum settings

Fraser, Mike and Bowers, John and Brundell, Pat and O'Malley, Claire and Reeves, Stuart and Benford, Steve and Ciolfi, Luigina and Ferris, Kieran and Gallagher, Paul and Hall, Tony and Bannon, Liam and Taxén, Gustav and Hellström, Sten Olof (2004) Re-tracing the past: mixing realities in museum settings. In: Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE), 3-5 June 2004, Singapore.

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Abstract

Interactive exhibits are now commonplace in museum settings. However, many technologies co-exist uneasily

with more traditional methods of display. In this paper we

describe a design strategy for mixing realities in museum

spaces. An approach is adopted for developing `interactives'

which complement rather than replace conventional

methods. Our approach is explored through an exhibition

which provides visitors with the opportunity to hear and

leave opinions on unclassified historical artefacts. An

analysis of visitor interaction reveals that avoiding

simulation of established methods can allow visitors to

weave novel and traditional practices. These results indicate

designs for mixing realities in broader settings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Reeves, Stuart
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 16:11
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:50
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1848

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