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Object-focused mixed reality storytelling: technology-driven content creation and dissemination for engaging user experiences

Darzentas, Dimitrios; Flintham, Martin; Benford, Steve


Martin Flintham

Steve Benford


In this paper we present the creation and deployment of a concerted set of Mixed Reality Technologies designed for creating engaging public experiences and enhanced storytelling opportunities focused on artefacts. Under the title of the Mixed Reality Storytelling (MXRS) project, we combined Internet of Things-inspired approaches and Virtual and Augmented Reality experience technologies, with 3D scanning content creation techniques, to create mobile and adaptable tools suitable for public engagements and industry partners, such as museums and galleries. We present 4 cases of public impact events where the tools were employed over a period of 2 years to create content from visitor contributions, which was then used in follow-on VR and AR engagements. We also demonstrate cases where the tools were used to create content for novel applications of cultural and social informatics.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name PCI '18: 22nd Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics
Start Date Nov 29, 2018
End Date Dec 1, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 29, 2018
Publication Date 2018-11
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2022
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 278-281
Book Title PCI '18: Proceedings of the 22nd Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics
ISBN 978-1-4503-6610-6
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