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Embodied information behaviour, mixed reality and big data


West, R and Parola, MJ and Jaycen, AR and Lueg, C, Embodied information behaviour, mixed reality and big data, Proceedings of SPIE: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2015, 9-10 February 2015, San Francisco, USA, pp. 93920E1-93920E11. ISSN 0277-786X (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1117/12.2083519


A renaissance in the development of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR) technologies with a focus on consumer and industrial applications is underway. As data becomes ubiquitous in our lives, a need arises to revisit the role of our bodies, explicitly in relation to data or information. Our observation is that VR/AR/MR technology development is a vision of the future framed in terms of promissory narratives. These narratives develop alongside the underlying enabling technologies and create new use contexts for virtual experiences. It is a vision rooted in the combination of responsive, interactive, dynamic, sharable data streams, and augmentation of the physical senses for capabilities beyond those normally humanly possible. In parallel to the varied definitions of information and approaches to elucidating information behavior, a myriad of definitions and methods of measuring and understanding presence in virtual experiences exist. These and other ideas will be tested by designers, developers and technology adopters as the broader ecology of head-worn devices for virtual experiences evolves in order to reap the full potential and benefits of these emerging technologies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:embodiment, information behavior, presence, big data, virtual, augmented or mixed reality, head-worn display, HMD, promissory narrative
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:102831
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-09-08
Last Modified:2018-01-16

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