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Park Bench Sojourn VR: a room-scale VR creative installation


Sansom, M and See, ZS, Park Bench Sojourn VR: a room-scale VR creative installation, Centre for Research-Creation in Digital Media, Sunway University, Malaysia (2017) [Curated Exhibition]

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Park benches are distinctive public spaces that invite a temporary pause for thought and time out from everyday activities and worldly preoccupations. Park Bench Sojourn is a multi-modal arts project that explores the uniqueness and universality of these spaces and the kinds of experiences they foster. It asks what it means to be human; surrounded, as we are, by computer technologies and digital media, living lives which are perpetually ‘connected’ and dispersed through the cloud. It reflects on how our technologically determined lives and lifestyles conspire against us to find opportunities to stop, reflect and be witnesses to lived experience. It is a conceptually playful creative work that shares concerns for health and wellbeing arising from the contemporary mindfulness movement and the traditional practices and worldviews upon which mindfulness draws. The project is based around a range of experiential sojourns, which require participants to find a bench to sit on and then take a sojourn from the project’s website, which may include audio, video, spoken word, or just listening.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:education technology, digital humanities, cultural heritage, augmented reality, virtual reality
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:See, ZS (Dr Zi Siang See)
ID Code:149842
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-04-15
Last Modified:2022-12-13

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