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Showtime HUMTEK at the Viking Ship Museum, November 3, 2017

So many funny and inspiring ideas were shown when students from Roskilde University (RUC) presented their ideas and prototypes about interaction with installations to communicate knowledge and experience about maritime archeology and the viking age. It all took place in the Viking Ship Museum maritime archeology experimentarium in close collaboration with Troels Andresen, computer scientist and active member of Experience Lab RUC, and Mads Rosendahl, also computer scientist from the People and Technology department at the university.

A group of students highlighted a silhouette of a war ship on the ceiling of the Maritime Archeology Exhibition.

A very dramatic installation was created by a group of students who used many different senses to communicate a sense of the viking age, for instance, sound, light, music, artefacts. Below: the magic sword.

The water has risen steadily since the Stone Ages; much archeological evidence of the Stone Ages is therefore “hidden” below sea level. To gain knowledge about sunken villages the students created a prototype of an installation to show how sea level and topology have changed over the past 20.000 years.

Experience Lab is now one of RUCs Research Centres, 2017

Hi,

We are so pleased to announce that late 2016 Experience Lab was acknowledged as one of Roskilde University’s Research Centres.

Image: This model visualises one of many visions and experiments that we work with in ExLab RUC; in this case: how could we combine interactive and immersive installations with performance theatre?

In the application to the university, we have defined the Experience Lab objectives in this way:

Experience Lab is a lab for experimental research investigating the interfaces between on the one hand interactive systems and design and on the other hand human knowledge, experience, and learning.

Through the activities of the lab we seek to emphasise and strengthen the inter-disciplinary approach to research and education as we work across disciplines from humanities, social sciences, computer science, and design.

On the basis of this approach, we carry out experimental activities to explore and innovate educational practices and to do so in collaboration with students and partners from outside the university, e.g. museums, libraries, development projects, etc.

Our collaboration with external partners is based on the idea that university research and education is enriched by exchanging knowledge, ideas, and experience with practitioners and practices in society and culture and this collaborative approach enables us to confront experimental research with the application hereof in different kinds of practices.

Overview of projects 2015-2016 (Danish)