VRML based Extended Galleries
This paper presents our work and research findings on developing the concept
of extended galleries. It describes further development of the original "Home
of the Brain" VR installation developed in 1992 as a metaphor for virtual
space as a public forum.
An artistic concept of a multi-user space is introduced, focusing on the notion
of virtual space as a stage setting and on behaviours and interactions of
people in an extended gallery space. The notion of user representation is
replaced by the notion of user enactment and avatar is treated as an extended
body of communication. Several artistic interaction scenarios are presented
accompanied by an instinctive and invisible interface environment.
A VRML based extended gallery demonstrator, "Murmuring Fields", is presented
as an mixed-reality shared environment installation for several users and
as a decentralised network architecture supporting large number of users
The work has strong links to eRENA tasks 4.1 Spatial structuring techniques,
6.1 Navigation for the senses and 6.2 Linking between real and virtual places.
Authors: Wolfgang Strauss (GMD), Monika Fleischmann (GMD),
Jasminko Novak (GMD), Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (GMD)
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