Giacomo Alliata, doctoral assistant in the Laboratory of Experimental Museology eM+, has participated in the graduate student symposium of the Creativity and Cognition 2022 conference in Venice, Italy, in June 2022, with a paper on “Redefining Access to Large Audiovisual Archives through Embodied Experiences in Immersive Environments: Creativity & Cognition 2022 – Graduate Student Symposium”1. We report here the abstract.
Audiovisual archives are the mnemonic archives of the 21st century, with important cultural institutions increasingly digitizing their video collections. However, these remain mostly inaccessible, due to the sheer amount of content combined with the lack of innovative forms of engagement through compelling frameworks for their exploration. The present research, therefore, aims at redefining access to large video collections through embodied experiences in immersive environments. The author claims that, once users are empowered to be actors of the experience rather than mere spectators, their creativity is stimulated and narrative can emerge.
- The paper is available here.