The first meeting between Experience Lab and Experimentarium was held on Wednesday 6th February at Experimentarium’s new temporary location next to Copenhagen harbour. There are many topics of common interest and possible future collaboration such as new kinds of interactive learning experience, creative use of audio and visual media and intelligent interaction. Present at the meeting were Morten Busch and Anne Kahr Hällman from Experimentarium, and Sanne Krogh Groth and John Gallagher from Experience Lab.
A course for computer science and informatics students was held in the Experience Lab for 5 weeks starting late April 2013 until the 24th May. 18 students took part, and the course was taught by Morten Brandrup and John Gallagher.
The practical focus of the course was on building interactive software systems using two platforms: Unity3D and openFrameworks, and natural physical interaction with body tracking using Kinect or camera, a remote control with gestures or a wireless controller. The theory in the course included aspects of the design of different kinds of interactive experience, including aspects such as narrative and context.