Motion in Place Platform: Virtual (Re)Presentations of Iron Age Movement


Session Title:

  • Locative Media and Interaction

Presentation Title:

  • Motion in Place Platform: Virtual (Re)Presentations of Iron Age Movement




  • The Motion in Place Platform brings together a cross-disciplinary group to develop new technologies allowing researchers to move out of the studio,to map and measure the human experience and response when moving through places. The video clip above shows an expert archaeologist working on summer dig. The MiPP team captured this data over the 2010 season at the Silchester Roman site.

    Over centuries, societies have built up a wealth of written knowledge of human behaviour and emotion in response to specific environments. Such narratives are, however, subjective and not necessarily quantifiable. At the same time, the physical study of a site or the cataloguing of material objects often falls short of capturing the human experience of a site. In an effort to develop new tools for recording and articulating the human physical and emotional response to specific environments, the Motion in Place Platform (MiPP) is developing technologies and research strategies to enable the study of how people understand a site by moving through it.

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