The project

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The project investigates new ways of disseminating art based on interactive installations. We have set the focus on the artist’s sketchbooks and its inherent qualities. The virtual sketchbook is a recurring metaphor and appereance in our installations. Two types of installations have been developed and studied: a four-book version in the Experience Cylinder (of RUC’s experience Lab), and a single-book installation based on two projectors shooting into a corner of, say, an exhibition room in a museum, and a sensor with simple gesture recognition. The latter version is the most successful one, being a “clean” book that is loyal to an existing book and the task of making that book available to the museum visitor (i.e., no “smart” computer effects allowed, which would destroy the illusion of a book); however, the installations provides an enhanced experience due to the oversize, the direct interaction and (not least) that fact that the content of a fragile and irreplaceable becomes available for the visitor. The last part of the project concentrates on evaluation and perfectioning of the design.

Participants

* Henning Christiansen, Professor, PLIS/CBIT
* Bjørn Laursen, Associate Professor, VISPER/CBIT
* Magnus R.P. Hansen, Assistant professor, UDI/CBIT

Partners

*Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Øregaard Museum, Ribe Kunstmuseum

More about Italian drawings

This video, which shows several slides that were used for the opening of the first public exhibition, provides an overview of the project and acknowledges a number of people who were involved.

Video © Henning Christiansen 2013

The short video below shows installation in use at the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen.

Video © Mads Folmer 2013

On this link are a series of pictures from the opening of the exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen.

The video below shows an enhanced perception of an image that can be seen as a site in a virtual sketch.

Video © Bjørn Laursen and Mads Folmer 2013

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