An investigation into virtual representations of real places.

Arnspang, J, Benyon, David, Fahle, M, Granum, E, Madsen, C, Pajdla, T, Peleg, S, Smyth, Michael, Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan and Weinshall, D (2002) An investigation into virtual representations of real places. In: Proc. Fifth Annual International Workshop on Presence. International Society for Presence Research, Porto, Portugal, pp. 66-78.

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The paper describes the main themes of a recently funded research project
under the European Community�s Future and Emerging Technologies
�Presence� initiative. The aim of the research is to develop new tools for
empirical and theoretical studies of presence based on the concept of the
observer�s embodiment in the computationally created virtual environment.
The approach will be based on true-to-life visual and auditory information
presented in real-time. These will utilise a range of projection technologies
from Head Mounted Displays to a six sided CAVE. The project will
undertake a series of empirical investigations into the experience of �being
there� in relation to real places and objects. Analysis of presence will be at the level of psychological, physiological and neurological. At this early
stage of the research four themes are presented: acquisition and real time
rendering of real places; augmentation of such representations; psychophysiological
aspects of presence and establishing a sense of place and

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper presented at Fifth Annual International Workshop PRESENCE 2002 Sponsored by ISPR, the International Society for Presence Research Universidade Fernando Pessoa Porto, Portugal - October 9,10,11 PRESENCE 2002 took place October 9-11 and was hosted by the Media Interface and Network Design Lab, University Fernando Pessoa, a member of the international network of M.I.N.D. Labs
Uncontrolled Keywords: Image based rendering; photorealism and embodied interaction.; virtual environment; presence; BENOGO;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3687
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 14:15
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 14:28

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