'Breaking the glass': preserving social history in virtual environments

KUKSA, I. and TUCK, D., 2011. 'Breaking the glass': preserving social history in virtual environments. International Journal of Arts and Technology, 4 (4), pp. 392-407.

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Abstract

New media technologies play an important role in the evolution of our society. Traditional museums and heritage sites have evolved from the ‘cabinets of curiosity’ that focused mainly on the authority of the voice organising content, to the places that offer interactivity as a means to experience historical and cultural events of the past. They attempt to break down the division between visitors and historical artefacts, employing modern technologies that allow the audience to perceive a range of perspectives of the historical event. In this paper, we discuss virtual reconstruction and interactive storytelling techniques as a research methodology and educational and presentation practices for cultural heritage sites. We present the Narrating the Past project as a case study, in order to illustrate recent changes in the preservation of social history and guided tourist trails that aim to make the visitor’s experience more than just an architectural walk through.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Arts and Technology
Creators: Kuksa, I. and Tuck, D.
Publisher: Inderscience
Date: 2011
Volume: 4
Number: 4
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1504/IJART.2011.043447DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:05
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1663

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