Motion in place: a case study of archaeological reconstruction using motion capture

White, Martin (2011) Motion in place: a case study of archaeological reconstruction using motion capture. In: CAA2011-Revive the Past: 39th Conference in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 12-16 April 2011, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Human movement constitutes a fundamental part of the archaeological process, and of any interpretationof a site’s usage; yet there has to date been little or no consideration of how movement observed (incontemporary situations) and inferred (in archaeological reconstruction) can be documented. This paper reports on the Motion in Place Platform project, which seeks to use motion capture hardware and data totest human responses to Virtual Reality (VR) environments and their real-world equivalents using round houses of the Southern British Iron Age which have been both modelled in 3D and reconstructed in the present day as a case study. This allows us to frame questions about the assumptions which are implicitlyhardwired into VR presentations of archaeology and cultural heritage in new ways. In the future, this will lead to new insights into how VR models can be constructed, used and transmitted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Martin White
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:30
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 09:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26214
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