Interact: A mixed reality virtual survivor for holocaust testimonies

Minhua Ma, Sarah Coward, Chris Walker

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages250-254
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450336734
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2015
    Event27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference - Parkville, Australia
    Duration: 7 Dec 201510 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 27

    Conference

    Conference27th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference
    Abbreviated titleOzCHI 2015
    CountryAustralia
    CityParkville
    Period7/12/1510/12/15

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