Save the date: H2020 EMOTIVE public DEMO event


EMOTIVE project's final public demo event will take place on 30th October 2019, at the Hunterian Museum, Main Campus building of the University of Glasgow.

EMOTIVE is a European Union-funded Horizon 2020 project which seeks to develop emotionally-resonant digital experiences for visitors at cultural heritage sites, with a particular focus on the unique - but curatorially very challenging - UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Roman Frontier display on the Antonine Wall at the Hunterian Museum in Scotland and the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. These experiences aim to allow on-site, off-site and hybrid (local and remote) forms of digital engagement, drawing on the power of storytelling, and seeking also to foster group/social interaction.
The public demo event will be an opportunity for cultural and creative industry professionals and researchers to try out a range of the EMOTIVE experiences and prototypes we have created for these two cultural sites. The EMOTIVE experience demos will showcase a variety of different applications, including:

Verecunda: A window to the Scottish Roman Past (digital storytelling for 4 concurrent users, character-driven exploration of the objects on display, VR, AR and group interaction, exploring issues of identity and what makes us who we are)

Collaborative Çatalhöyük (group experience for 2 users, who are led around four replica houses in the virtual environment, where they explore the actions of the locals of Neolithic Çatalhöyük, share and leave behind objects to echo their egalitarian society)

Ebutius's Dilemma  (both an onsite version of the Hunterian Antonine Wall gallery, and a virtual one for remote online access - interactive storytelling integrating the museum objects (and a 360 about a Roman centurion and how his life was shaped by interactions with the locals and others who lived along the Wall).

- The Çatal Schoolkit  that includes both hands-on creative personalisation of 3D-printed artefacts as well as digital exploration & the pedagogical integration of the Ebutius Onsite Virtual  to the Curriculum for Excellence for use in the classroom for both primary and secondary teachers and students.

- There will also be stations with information about the EMOTIVE authoring tools and how all these experiences were put together; the use of personas for designing for cultural heritage; innovation on the use of moulds for creating 3D-printed artefacts ... and even Roman reenactments.

The event is supported by the University of Glasgow's newly created Digital Cultural Heritage Network (funded by the Arts Lab) and will provide an excellent opportunity not only to see the results of innovative digital heritage research, but also to network and share ideas.

We will follow up with details about the day at the end of the summer, but in the meantime, please save the day.

We’ve invited a group of leading specialists in interdisciplinary fields ranging from digital heritage, museology, user experience design, curatorship, digital engagement, immersive technologies, and interpretation.

We look forward to seeing you there!