Course coordinators? Upcoming Virtual Place accessible theory book

My publisher, Indiana University Press, has asked me to name academics who would like to be alerted when my next book, Rethinking Virtual Places, is out in case they might consider it for course reading lists. Let me know! (it will be in the IUP Spatial Humanties series). 1-A Potted History of Virtual Reality2-Dead, Dying, … Continue reading Course coordinators? Upcoming Virtual Place accessible theory book

VR silos and weak onsite mobile-based virtual heritage experiences

Has anyone written on gaps (in power, features, or connection, etc.) between offsite (desktop virtual environments (VEs), and headset VEs) and mobile device-based AR/MR that augments the experience onsite? Seems to me the offsite desktop environments (and headset VR) experiences are often silos while the onsite/mobile (phone or tablet) AR/MR experiences are typically limited, break … Continue reading VR silos and weak onsite mobile-based virtual heritage experiences

New journal article

New article out today: Dawson B, Joseph P, Champion E. Evaluating User Experience of a Multimedia Storyteller Panorama Tour: The Story of the Markham Car Collection. Collections. 2020;16(3):251-278. doi:10.1177/1550190620940966. URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1550190620940966 A storyteller panorama tour, The Story of the Markam Car Collection, was developed as an example for museums and cultural institutions concerning the use … Continue reading New journal article

UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation

The 2016-2020 UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation has ended. First UNESCO Chair at Curtin. Less than 4 years, but various awards/prizes, media releases and press interviews, 3 Australian Research Council (+international) grants, some grant applications still pending. The next big publication, in February 2021, will be an edited book on virtual heritage, published … Continue reading UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation

#CFP Culture and Computing C&C2021 Conference

I have been invited by Professor Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology, onto the program board of C&C: 9th International Conference on Culture and Computing, part of HCI International, 24-29 July 2021, Washington DC, USA, http://2021.hci.international/c&c.html Culture and Computing is an important research area which aims to address the human-centred design of interactive technologies for … Continue reading #CFP Culture and Computing C&C2021 Conference

#CFP Euromed 2020: Free, virtual

#CFP http://euromed2020.eu 8th Internatonal Conference on Digital Heritage, 2-5 November, 2020, technically Cyprus but online (virtual), free. Papers due 15 September. Papers published in LNCS by Springer. Co-chairs Marinos Ioannides (UNESCO Chair, Digital Cultural Heritage), Eleanor Fink (ex Getty Digital), Lorenzo Cantoni (UNESCO Chair in ICT) & me! Fantastic keynotes: http://euromed2020.eu/keynote-speakers Plus workshops: Workshop 1 … Continue reading #CFP Euromed 2020: Free, virtual

Virtual Heritage in Focus

It is a working title (so will change, no doubt, any suggestions?) but here is the working chapter structure sent off for review today (hopefully) with an expected audience, undergraduate digital archaeology/museum studies/heritage students (open access version online):  Foreword: Classrooms and ProjectsTo be advised0Virtual Heritage: What is it?Professor Erik Champion13D Archaeological Reconstructions: The Art of … Continue reading Virtual Heritage in Focus

Perhaps Digital Humanities..

should be defined by its aims rather than any "essence" .. Corso di dottorato di ricerca inSTUDI STORICO-ARTISTICI E AUDIOVISIVICiclo(XXX)Titolo della tesi “APPLICAZIONE DEL DIGITAL STORYTELLINGCOME RISORSA PER IL DIGITAL HERITAGE ITALIANO” Ph.D. thesis, 2018, Massimo Siardi, Udine.Una delle riflessioni più efficacinel riunire le istanze diverse delle digitali humanities è quella di Erik Champion che … Continue reading Perhaps Digital Humanities..

New OA article: “A Comparative Evaluation of Geospatial Semantic Web Frameworks for Cultural Heritage”

"A Comparative Evaluation of Geospatial Semantic Web Frameworks for Cultural Heritage" has been published in Heritage and is available online. by Ikrom Nishanbaev 1,*, Erik Champion 1,2,3 and David A. McMeekin 4,5 Abstract: Recently, many Resource Description Framework (RDF) data generation tools have been developed to convert geospatial and non-geospatial data into RDF data. Furthermore, … Continue reading New OA article: “A Comparative Evaluation of Geospatial Semantic Web Frameworks for Cultural Heritage”

Not actually published yet, but accepted

I'm very happy that my rather large article "Culturally Significant PresenceIn Single-Player Computer Games" has been accepted for the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. This is despite its 12,587 words covering 4 major games, and attempting to be more conceptual and provocative than normal in a traditional ACM IT-oriented journal.. Very good reviewers … Continue reading Not actually published yet, but accepted