The paper I presented at Digital Heritage 2018 has been published! I’m so pleased to be able to share this: Hoare, J. (2019). “Heart on Your Sleeve? Emotion, Wearable Technology and Digital Heritage,” 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHERITAGE) held jointly with 2018 24th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2018), San … Continue reading Paper published!
Fieldwork With my AR fieldwork complete, I’ve moved onto to look at a very different exhibition at National Museum Cardiff. This summer’s special exhibition is dedicated to the biology, beauty, and conservation of snakes. In addition to a stunning Burmese python skeleton, interactive displays, a bounty of snake facts, there are also five live snakes, including … Continue reading How do you feel about Snakes? How I feel about Python.
WANTED: willing participants who would like to come and try the Augmented Reality experience at the National Museum in Cardiff. Sound good? Before you decide to take part, it is important you understand why I’m doing this, what research is being done and what it will involve. The project aims to investigate how visitors experience National … Continue reading Come Play with AR at National Museum Cardiff
On 5-6 November 2018, I was invited to contribute to the EMOTIVE User Workshop in Athens, Greece. The two-day event drew together a multidisciplinary group of museum and heritage experts to work with the partners on the EMOTIVE project. EMOTIVE is an H2020 EU-funded research project which has sought to research, design, develop and evaluate methods … Continue reading EMOTIVE in Athens
In October 2018, I presented a paper on my collaboration with the National Trust at the Digital Heritage 2018. The panel was convened by the research team behind EMOTIVE – an EU funded project heritage project exploring how to use and evaluate emotional storytelling at heritage sites. This post is a reflection on my experience and … Continue reading Digital Heritage 2018
This autumn I had the pleasure of collaborating with the National Trust on a pilot study at Tredegar House, Newport. Last year, the visitor experience team at the property got in touch to ask whether I would be interested in helping them understand the emotions their visitors’ experience. Funding from the Wales Institute of Social & … Continue reading Collaborating with National Trust
My last post introduced my PhD project; perhaps it’s useful to look at the central question in a bit more detail. Can we understand interactions and experiences in museums by looking at information captured via wearable sensors? On reading that, your first question might well be: why bother? Well, in recent years, the role of … Continue reading Thoughts on Research Design and Testing
Has a painting ever brought you to tears or a live performance made your heart race? Have you felt stressed trying to negotiate the crowds at Tate Modern or found yourself alone and blissfully relaxed in a gallery? When people talk about the value of arts and culture to society, they often make the case … Continue reading The Emotional Geographies of Museums
Theatre Book turns a book into an intimate cinematic experience by combining a pop-up format with pico projection. It’s perfectly pint-sized Shakespeare with all the delicacy of the text and all the drama of the stage production. The project is a collaboration between the RSC, Davy & Kristin McGuire (who head an award-winning creative studio … Continue reading Theatre Book
A few weeks ago, I programmed the Pervasive Studio’s Friday Lunchtime Talk. Studio Resident Rosie Poebright kindly stepped up and shared some of the ideas behind the work of her company, Splash & Ripple. Here are some of the interesting insights she shared… It’s easy to scare people. Having worked on some very successful games that tapped … Continue reading Hitting the Empathy Nerve