Mixed-reality learning in the art museum context

David Birchfield, Brandon Mechtley, Sarah Hatton, Harvey Thornburg

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe the realization of two interactive, mixed-reality installations arising from a partnership of K-12, university, and museum participants. Our goal was to apply emerging technologies to produce an innovative, hands-on arts learning experience within a conventional art museum. Suspended Animation, a Reflection on Calder is a mixed-reality installation created in response to a sculpture by Alexander Calder. Another Rack for Peto was created in response to a painting by John Frederick Peto. Both installations express formal aspects of the original artworks, and allow visitors to explore specific conceptual themes through their interactions. The project culminated in a six-month exhibition where the original artworks were presented alongside these new installations. We present data that the installations were well received by an audience of 25,000 visitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops
Pages964-968
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM '08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 26 2008Oct 31 2008

Publication series

NameMM'08 - Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, with co-located Symposium and Workshops

Other

Other16th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM '08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period10/26/0810/31/08

Keywords

  • Art
  • Interactivity
  • Learning
  • Mixed-reality
  • Museum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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