Tangible and embodied experiences of cultural heritage technologies

Speaker:  Luigina Ciolfi – Cork, Ireland
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

The importance of physical and tangible qualities in museum visits has been established by extensive literature exploring the importance of materiality and multisensory experiences of heritage. These are not only key to memorable and engaging visitor experiences, but also to activate the potential of heritage to foster a sense of community, participation and wellbeing. A challenge for technology design is to ensure that such dimensions are not erased through digitisation and digital applications, and that tangibility and embodiment are part of interactive experiences. This lecture will describe exemplars of successful physical- digital installations realised as part of recent collaborative research projects, highlight key findings that emerged from their evaluation with the public and share reflections on the challenges of bridging physical and digital in cultural heritage technology design. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  25 - 30
Duration:  30 - 45 minutes
Languages Available:  English, Italian
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