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Experiencing the Carolan Guitar

Benford, Steve; Hazzard, Adrian; Chamberlain, Alan; Glover, Kevin; Greenhalgh, Chris; Xu, Liming; Hoare, Michaela; Darzentas, Dimitrios


Steve Benford

Adrian Hazzard

Alan Chamberlain

Kevin Glover

Chris Greenhalgh

Liming Xu

Michaela Hoare


Carolan is an acoustic guitar that has been decorated with interactive patterns that can be scanned using a mobile camera so as to connect to a digital record of how the instrument was made, where it has been and who has played it. Carolan was created as a travelling technology probe to explore the concept of accountable artefects, everyday objects that connect to and draw on rich digital records in order to tell meaningful stories of provenance and use. This demonstration will enable participants to encounter Carolan, scan its inlaid patterns, explore its extensive digital record and to play it and contribute to its record if they wish.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name CHI'16: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Start Date May 7, 2016
End Date May 12, 2016
Online Publication Date May 7, 2016
Publication Date 2016-05
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2022
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 3651-3654
Book Title CHI EA '16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ISBN 978-1-4503-4082-3
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