The making and evaluation of Picts and Pixels: mixed exhibiting in the real and the unreal

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Abstract

Museums publicly display collections in a physical space to relay narratives and concepts to their audiences. Progressive technologies in an exhibition can bring in varying demographics and gather higher footfall for a museum as well as present digital heritage interpretation in an innovative manner. A mixed media exhibition can facilitate subjects with limited physical resources or difficult to display pieces as well as the visual landscape the objects were found within. A combination of Virtual Reality headsets, 3D digitized objects, digitally reconstructed archaeological sites alongside traditional object displays as methods of interpretation substantiate research in techniques and usability as well as challenges of recoup cost and digital literacies. This paper investigates the methodology, technology and evaluation of the mixed media exhibition Picts & Pixels presented by Culture Perth and Kinross and the Open Virtual Worlds research team at the University of St Andrews at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery in summer 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmersive Learning Research Network
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, iLRN 2018, Missoula, MT, USA, June 24-29, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsDennis Beck, Colin Allison, Leonel Morgado, Johanna Pirker, Anasol Peña-Rios, Todd Ogle, Jonathon Richter, Christian Gütl
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages97-112
ISBN (Electronic)9783319935966
ISBN (Print)9783319935959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventFourth Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2018) - Missoula, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 4
https://immersivelrn.org/ilrn2018/

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume840
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

ConferenceFourth Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2018)
Abbreviated titleiLRN
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMissoula
Period24/06/1829/06/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed reality
  • Digital exhibits
  • Picts

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