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Diagram of the AVIE platform.
Diagram of AVIE platform with Hampi projection.

The Irreducible Ensemble: Place-Hampi
by Sarah Kenderdine

Abstract. This discussion examines several philosophical considerations (phenomenology, embodiment, corpothetics and mediation) which form powerful interlocking arguments, whose qualities are prerequisites for building presence and place in virtual heritage landscapes. The discourse draws upon Interpretive Archaeology and Interpretive Archaeological Systems theory and it is in Symmetrical Archaeology theory that we find a basis for complex emergent narratives in immersive virtual environments. Firmly rooted in praxis, the argument explores these issues through research associated with applications from the Place-Hampi project. Through the Advanced Visualization Interactive Environment a translation of spatial potential is enacted in Place-Hampi where participants are able to transform myths into the drama of a co-evolutionary narrative by their actions within the virtual landscape and through the creation of a virtual heritage embodiment of a real world dynamic. Place-Hampi restores symmetry to the autonomy of interactions within virtual heritage and allows machine and human entities to make narrative sense of each other’s actions (as an entanglement of people-things cf Bruno Latour).

Referred Research Papers

The Irreducible Ensemble: Place-Hampi
Sarah Kenderdine 2007, “The Irreducible Ensemble: Place-Hampi”, selected Proceedings, 13th Annual Virtual System and Multimedia Conference, Brisbane, September 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Publisher Springer Berlin/Heidelberg. pp.58-72.

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McGinity, M., Shaw, J., Kuchelmeister, V., Hardjono, A. & Del Favero, D. (2007) "AVIE: a versatile multi-user stereo 360° interactive VR theatre" in Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop on Emerging Displays Technologies: Images and Beyond: the Future of Displays and interacton (San Diego, California, August 04 - 04, 2007). EDT '07, vol. 252. ACM, New York, NY.(Link)