Virtual Cultural Environments: Exploration of Information

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    There seem to be essential differences between shops, city halls, theatres and museums. However, when we try to design virtual environments allowing services, transactions, explorations and communication, are they really that different? Doesn’t the ‘virtual’ in virtual environments allow us to introduce possibilities for visitors that extend those that are available in each of the mentioned physical environments and that have to be common for each of them? Multi-media presentation of information, multi-modal access to information, multi-media retrieval of information, filtering of information, helping users to explore and get access to information, multi-user communication and collaboration, etc.; it is not difficult to argue that these issues, not or only poorly available in physical environments, are useful and can be realized in virtual environments. We survey our research on these issues and our attempt to integrate this research in a virtual environment devoted to the presentation and exploration of theatre information. We try to make clear that the research topics we have to deal with do not differ from those where research explicitly deals with access to commercial environments, museum environments, educational environments and other service and transaction environments.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationCybernetics and Systems Research 2000
    EditorsR. Trappl
    Place of PublicationVienna
    PublisherAustrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)3-85206-151-2
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2000
    Event15th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2000 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 25 Apr 200028 Apr 2000
    Conference number: 15


    Conference15th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2000
    Abbreviated titleCybernetics and Systems


    • EWI-9835
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics

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