Experience Lab researchers, our research assistant, and students from the HUM-TEK education have been actively involved with the design and development of a new exhibition about maritime archeology at the Viking Ship museum Roskilde. Not least, Steffens and Troel’s efforts have helped to realize the exhibition.
The exhibition soon opens to the public, and the coming opening is celebrated with an invitation to participants who have been actively involved with the development: April 28, 2017. We look forward to take part in the celebration 😉
OntoScope is the acronym of our recent EU-application: “Ontology-Based Engagement with Cultural Heritage”. Early February 2017 we submitted this application in respons to the EU CULT-COOP 09-17 Call concerned with cultural heritage issues. It is a two-phase Call, which means that we expect a result of the first evaluation within 3-4 month.
We hope for a positive evaluation crossing our fingers 😉
Since 2013, participants of the ExLab RUC team have developed a maritime archeology installation in close cooperation with the Maritime Archeology Experimentarium at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
A copy of the ExLab RUC Experience Cylinder’s (ExCyl) digital and physical architecture has been developed in support of the difficult task of communicating maritime archeology. Based on the ExCyl installation interactive underwater scenarios have been developed.
A model of the planned maritime archeology exhibition at the museum:
Underwater archeology is a science difficult to communicate in a museum setting and exhibition. The idea of the installation therefore is to inspire an underwater experience.
Several steps have been taken to develop the installation from raw canvas to the final interactive scenario in terms of technology as well as narrative and interaction.
The interactive installation traces the audience’s location in space and with this location as a starting point different media (picture, text, video etc.) are shown to be selected and experienced by the audience.
In 2015 we sketched, modeled, and conducted the pilot project “Culture and City Spaces” in collaboration with Roskilde Libraries and Roskilde Museum. Early pilot-project results are described in a summary: Kulturportalen – kulturen I byrummet.
Space, movement and visualization are three keywords in a report concluding the pilot project RUC Digital Group Room (working title) from 2014-2016. The report “Interaktive grupperum: Kreativitet og kompleksitet i projektstudier,” is written in Danish, but early in the project an English video was produced with the aim to visualize some of the thoughts and ideas of the project (see below).
A prototype of a RUC digital group room was developed in 2014 and it was discussed at workshops with university students from disciplines across faculties (computer science, performance design, communication studies, history, philosophy).
In the early video as mentioned above we imagined what a digital group room at Roskilde University might look like – yet changes have been the outcome of ongoing discussions with students. Even if produced at an early stage of the project the video still visualizes our early thoughts and ideas and some of these main ideas still hold true.
Ved RUCs årsfest blev Bjørn Laursen tildelt RUCinnovationsprisen på 25.000 kr for hans arbejde med nye måder hvorpå vi kan formidle kunst ved hjælp af digitale teknologier og installationer og derved blev hans indsats i blandt andet ExLabs mange aktiviteter og projekter også værdsat.
Take a look at this video to see the gigantic and interactive book developed in ExLab RUC and listen to the background story as told by the researchers who developed the idea and the installation in collaboration with programmers and designers in the lab.
Tuesday May 27 we will meet to develop further the ideas about 21st century learning spaces. Afterwards we will also continue our brainstorm on visualization to see if this theme could serve as a cross-disciplinary research theme.
This meeting is about our current projects: “Italian pictures”, “The gangway,” “Learning at RUC 21st century workshops,” and we will also discuss possible future projects in collaboration with Experimentarium, BiMus, Roskilde Museum, and DigHumLab.
We are still waiting with bated breath for the answer to our Marie Curie application.
This Wednesday we will meet and brainstorm to answer the question: Is visualization a theme of relevance to our interdisciplinary collaboration involving Computer Science, Performance design and Communication studies?