ERIC Number: ED482109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Networked Multi-Sensory Experiences: Beyond Browsers on the Web and in the Museum.
Wagmister, Fabian; Burke, Jeff
This paper presents a vision of digital technology for the museum as a dynamic connection-making tool that defines new genres and enables new experiences of existing works. The following media-rich interactive installations and performances developed at the HyperMedia Studio, a digital media research unit in the UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) School of Theater, Film and Television are described: (1) "...two, three, many Guevaras," an interactive database that analyzes the message and relevance of Latin American revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara through the artworks he inspired; (2) "Time&Time Again...," a distributed interactive installation that extends media navigation to a site-specific context with both Web- and body-based interfaces; (3) "Invocation & Interference," which explores the cultural practices that regularly overlap and collide, producing unexpected readings and relational interpretations, as experienced from a car traveling in the Argentine pampas; and (4) "Hamletmachine," an installation featuring an original audio performance of "Hamletmachine" by the German playwright Heiner Muller. Also described are the recent UCLA performance collaborations "Fahrenheit 451,""Macbett," and "The Iliad Project." Core technologies are discussed, including instrumented objects and environments, dynamic media control, databases, distributed glue, aesthetic framework, context, presence, and process. (Contains 21 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Technology, Interaction, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Technology Uses in Education, Theater Arts, World Wide Web
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