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Reliving VE day with activated schemata.

Turner, Phil, Turner, Susan and Tzovaras, Dimitrios (2005) Reliving VE day with activated schemata. In: Proc. 8th International Workshop on Presence. International Society for Presence Research, University College London, London, pp. 33-38. ISBN 0-9551232-0-8

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    Abstract/Description

    This paper reports some preliminary work on the
    IntoMyWorld candidate Presence II project. One of the key
    components of IntoMyWorld is a mixed reality ‘album’ of
    important events. The album will contain entries which will
    allow people, for example, to re-immerse themselves in
    their own weddings or other significant events. Among our
    first tasks are (a) to understand the salient features and
    dimensions of events which must be captured and (b)
    identify the range of environmental cues required to trigger
    memories and re-immersion. Our psychological position
    has been draw upon contemporary thinking on
    autobiographical memory and add to this aspects of
    schema theory. Schema theory claims that memories are
    encoded and recalled in structured packets that have ‘slots’
    which can store either default or individual values. While
    psychologists have studied schemata and have
    experimentally manipulated their formation and recall, we
    propose to activate them using technology. The
    IntoMyWorld system will make use of situated, interactive
    schemata to help trigger memories and with this a sense of
    being present once more at specific events and places. In
    this initial work we consider some of the issues in recreating
    a significant event in the lives of our parents and
    grandparents, namely VE day – May 1945

    Item Type: Book Section
    ISBN: 0-9551232-0-8
    Uncontrolled Keywords: IntoMyWorld; Presence II; autobiographical memory; schema theory; VE day -May 1945;
    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 > 006 Special Computer Methods
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3696
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 14:15
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 14:36
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3696

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