A Comparison of the Capacities of VR and 360-Degree Video for Coordinating Memory in the Experience of Cultural Heritage

Shengdan Cai, Eugene Ch'Ng, Yue Li

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR), a medium which can create alternate or representations of reality, could potentially be used for triggering memory recollections by connecting users with their past. Comparing to commonly-used media within museum such as photos and videos, VR is distinct because of its ability to move beyond the confines of time and space, by enabling users to be immersed in the reconstructed context and allowing them to take charge of the environment by interacting with objects, navigating the environment, and evolving the narratives. In this paper, we compared audience experiences of cultural heritage (CH) between 360-degree video recordings and Virtual Environments to investigate the capacity of these two types of media for coordinating the audience's memory of the past. The findings will help guide the future design and evaluation of VR as a medium for communicating CH.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2018 - Held jointly with the 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2018
EditorsAlonzo C. Addison, Harold Thwaites
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728102924
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 201830 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2018 - Held jointly with the 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2018

Conference

Conference3rd Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period26/10/1830/10/18

Keywords

  • 360-degree Video
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Memory
  • The Past
  • Virtual Reality

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