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This website was created by Sarah Kenderdine, Special Projects Museum Victoria and Alison de Kruiff. Alison is currently undertaking her PhD in Design Research at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and was involved in the website as part of an applied project for her thesis.

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Place-Hampi (2006)

Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw with: John Gollings, Paul Doornbusch, Dr. L. Subramaniam and Paprikaas Animation.

Place-Hampi was produced with the assistance of the Commonwealth Government through the Australian Research Council, and with major support from the UNSW iCinema Centre, introduction, Museum Victoria, Epidemic, ZKM Karlsruhe, Gollings Pidgeon and, Music and Effects. Place-Hampi forms part of and was supported under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Project’s scheme.

Concept and Project Directors:
Sarah Kenderdine, Jeffrey Shaw

John Gollings, Sarah Kenderdine, Jeffrey Shaw

Computer graphic design and animation:
Paprikaas Animation, Bangalore

Audio Design:
Paul Doornbusch

Dr L Subramaniam

Archaeological advisors and facilitators:
George Michell, John Fritz, Archaeological Survey of India

Fieldwork Coordinator
Sarah Kenderdine

Audio Recording:
Paul Doornbusch, Doron Kipen

Stereoscopy Consultant:
Paul Bourke

Application Software:
Adolf Mathias

Installation Design and Engineering:
Jeffrey Shaw, Huib Nelissen

Motion Captured Dance:
Lingalayam Dance Company, Sina Azad

Australian Research Council Investigators:
Jeffrey Shaw, Dennis Del Favero, Neil Brown, Paul Compton, Maurice Pagnucco, Andre Van Schaik, Craig Jin, Peter Weibel, Sarah Kenderdine, Tim Hart, John Fritz, Volker Kuchelmeister.


Sarah Kenderdine (PDF)

Sarah Kenderdine is at the forefront of research into immersive experiences for museum and galleries, and collaborates with international organizations and researchers on her projects. Her work is focused on immersive architectures that promote a kinesthetic inhabitation and evolving narratives with tangible and intangible aspects of culture and heritage. She has an extensive fieldwork history for cultural heritage projects predominantly in the greater Asian region. Sarah Kenderdine is currently head of Special Projects and Project Manager for The Virtual Room at Museum Victoria, and is a Director for the International Society of Virtual Systems and Multimedia. She publishes widely and recently co-edited and co-authored Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage with MIT Press in 2007. Recent built works include: Sacred Angkor for The Virtual Room, Museum Victoria (2004), Place-Hampi for PLACE (2006) touring internationally and The Eye of Nagaur for THE EYE (2008-), Rajasthan and she is curator, designer and contributing artist for the major 2008-2010 exhibition Ancient Hampi: the Hindu Kingdom Brought to Life at the Immigration Museum, Melbourne. Sarah Kenderdine is completeing her PhD by Publication at the School of Art RMIT.

Jeffrey Shaw (PDF)

Jeffrey Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present day technology-informed and virtualized forms. In a prolific oeuvre of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed work he has pioneered and set benchmarks for the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. Shaw’s landmark art works include The Legible City (1989), The Virtual Museum (1991), The Golden Calf (1994), Place-A Users Manual (1995), conFiguring the CAVE (1997) and the Web of Life (2002). He was the founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe (1991-2002), and in 2003 he was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship to direct the UNSW iCinema Centre where he leads a research program in immersive interactive post-narrative systems for the art to come.

John Gollings

Studied Arts/Architecture at Melbourne University. His studies were supported by architectural and wedding photography. By 1967 Gollings had begun work as a freelance advertising photographer specialising in fashion. This work gradually broadened into large scale location work and travel accounts. Early international accounts included Philip Morris brands, Shell Petrol, Sitmar Shipping Lines, Air Lanka and Air Nauru. Amongst local campaigns were Sportsgirl, Jag, Adelle Palmer, ANZ Bank, Australia Post, Great Keppell and Dunk Islands, Marlboro cigarettes, Aywon. In 1967 he received private tuition from Ansel Adams in his darkroom at Carmel, California. He has taught the use of large format cameras, and lectured on architecture and advertising photography at Prahran College, Melbourne and Sydney universities and Philip Institute amongst others. Recently more time has been spent on longer term projects with academic or cultural significance for books, exhibitions and fine prints.

Paul Doornbusch (PDF)

Born in Melbourne Australia, Paul Doornbusch is a composer, sonologist, researcher and occasional performer who works largely with algorithmic composition systems for traditional instruments and electronics. Doornbusch has also been involved in media works such as Place-Hampi, Sacred Ankor and the Common Ground commission for Melbourne’s Commonwealth Games. Appointed to the International Who’s Who of Music and Musicians, Doornbusch’s musical works are mostly algorithmic in nature and involve computers, or computers and instruments, and are concerned with rich textures and elaborate but clearly delineated, multi-dimensional structures. With chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Computer Music and a book on the reconstruction of the earliest computer music (CSIRAC), Paul Doornbusch’s research and publications encompass the breadth of his professional interests.

Dr. L. Subramaniam (Link)

Paprikaas Animation (Link)