Interact: A mixed reality virtual survivor for holocaust testimonies

Minhua Ma, Sarah Coward, Chris Walker

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In this paper we present Interact - a mixed reality virtual survivor for Holocaust education. It was created to preserve the powerful and engaging experience of listening to, and interacting with, Holocaust survivors, allowing future generations of audience access to their unique stories. Interact demonstrates how advanced filming techniques, 3D graphics and natural language processing can be integrated and applied to speciallyrecorded testimonies to enable users to ask questions and receive answers from that virtualised individuals. This provides a new and rich interactive narratives of remembrance to engage with primary testimony. We discuss the design and development of Interact, and argue that this new form of mixed reality is promising media to overcome the uncanny valley.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336734
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015
Event27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference - Parkville, Australia
Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015
Conference number: 27


Conference27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference
Abbreviated titleOzCHI 2015


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