Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 World Fair in Paris
About digital cultural heritage - The use of the use of digital technology and media by cultural heritage institutions. - A ‘landscape’ comprising services and products (Zorich, 2003; Cameron & Kenderdine, 2007) - Websites and blogs documenting exhibition contents - Online and onsite tour guides - Diverse forms of digital simulations designed to augment the visitor’s experience - Games (serious and not) as well as social media platforms.
About Re-discovering Vrouw Maria… - A multi-disciplinary project organized by the National Board of Antiquities, Vrouw Maria project and the Media Lab Helsinki, the Systems of Representation research group, and the Media Factory. - The objective was to create an interactive, real-time, virtual reality simulation of the Vrouw Maria shipwreck. - The simulation has been created as part of the exhibition Spoil of Riches – Stories of the Vrouw Maria and the St. Michel held at the Maritime Museum of Finland located in the grand Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, from 25 April – 2 December, 2012.
Media Lab Team • Doctor of Arts: Cvijeta Miljak, Ferhat Sen • Master of Arts: Mikko Hovi, Jussi Muuttilainen, Minna Piirainen, Heikki Sillanpää. • Media Technology dept. graduate: Tommi Horttana • Faculty: Lily Díaz, Markku Reunanen.
Media Lab academic activities • Independent studies tutored by faculty where students had the opportunity to try their hand with doing research and development, as well as implementing design research methods such as scenario-based design, usability studies, user testing, experience design and fieldwork. • A lecture series on Digital Heritage was held at Media Lab in the spring of 2011 featuring speakers from both institutions.
Design and production timeline • Initial contact – Feb. 2010 • Negotiations and project design • Creative workshop • Design – Modeling • Design - Prototyping • Design – System User testing & refining – at the Media Lab • Production of final application • Design – User testing & refining – at the National Museum • Delivery – Maritime Museum Finland, Kotka, 24 April 2012.
Creative workshop: role playing and bodystorming Enthusiasts Tourists School children
Results, so far… • Exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Finland, Vellamo Center in Kotka, until 2 December 2012. Afterwards in Sweden, The Netherlands? • Re-discovering Vrouw Maria. Notes on the creation of a virtual simulation reconstruction, essay in the exhibition catalog. • A Novel Gesture-based Interface for a VR Simulation: Re-discovering Vrouw Maria paper in Virtual Systems and Multimedia conference, VSMM 2012, 2-5 September, Milan.
Sources • Fiona Cameron & Sarah Kenderdine (eds.) (2007). Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage. A Critical Discourse, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. • Zorich, Dianne (2003). A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns, http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub118/contents.html. (Accessed on August 28, 2011.)