Riders Have Spoken: A practice-based approach to developing an information architecture for the archiving and replay of a mixed reality performance

Authors: Foster, Jonathan1; Benford, Steve2; Chamberlain, Alan2; Rowland, Duncan2; Giannachi, Gabriella3

Source: International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media, Volume 6, Number 2, 1 October 2010 , pp. 209-223(15)

Publisher: Intellect

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This article discusses the issues and challenges arising from the archiving and replay of an interactive mixed reality performance work called Rider Spoke. After a description of the work, a practice-based approach to the development of an information architecture for the archiving and replay of the work is presented. The approach includes the design of a website, a cross-disciplinary approach to the development of metadata and the development of a visual prototype implemented using a Digital Replay System (DRS). The article concludes with suggestions for creative and artistic replay, and recommendations for further work in support of research replay.

Keywords: archiving; information architecture; metadata; mixed reality performance; participative and interactive art; practice-based research; replay

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/padm.6.2.209_1

Affiliations: 1: University of Sheffield, UK. 2: University of Nottingham, UK. 3: University of Exeter, UK.

Publication date: October 1, 2010

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