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1 6 August 2012 DIGHUMLAB

2 Are there new ways of engaging students and the public in history?

3 One can use actors as roleplayers.. VikingtræffetVikingtræffet, Moesgård Strand, Aarhus, os/stoerre-events/vikingetraeffet- ved-moesgaard-strand/ os/stoerre-events/vikingetraeffet- ved-moesgaard-strand/

4 Integrate library resources with 3D visualization NTNU Uni. Library MUBIL Create dynamic linkages between the public and its collections and spread knowledge. Gather data on how people interact with 3D technology and virtual objects in a library environment.MUBIL

5 Sagas in voice & camera tracked games SkyrimSkyrim, -This game can host virtual recreations (of Nordic stories or any other), the human player see top right) can control the avatar, and issue voice commands recognised by the game). Inhabitants can be easily reprogrammed to share stories. Trading, praying, conversing healing etc are possible, not just violence. (Bottom picture c/o Eric Fassbender)

6 Use smartphone games with GIS to create history games for students in the classroom TurfHunt TurfHunt - New way of active Learning (Icelandic game company, shown at Nordunet conference 2012). URL Video

7 Retell with puppet controlled games In the PublicVR-”Egyptian Oracle” Project puppeteers and the audience interact with and control game-based avatars to recreate historic events and cultural rituals.Egyptian Oracle A 3D interactive recreation of ancient Egypt’s Late Period is projected onto the walls using CAVE UT (a cheap game engine projects onto 1 -6 walls simultaneously).

8 Work with or train via heritage partners V-MusT Virtual Museum Transnational Network:an EU FP7- funded network of excellence that aims to provide the heritage sector with the tools and support to develop virtual museums that are educational, enjoyable, long-lasting and easy to maintain.Offers internships, courses and seminars.

9 Denmark has a burgeoning industry in serious games and 3D technology.. Tribal trouble (left) is a Viking resource management and civilization building game from Denmark Serious Games Interactive Serious Games Interactive is Danish and creator of “Playing With History”Playing With History Unity Unity is a world famous interactive 2D and 3D creation tool with educational discounts

10 Other labs are teaching inscriptions via 3D

11 Calligraphy, painting, music and cultural games can be playfully instructive Shown at Vsmm2012 conference Chinese Taoism Touch Screen by Neil Wang and Erik Champion

12 Get students to learn about historic events and literature through simple game design Journey to the West, recreated in NeverWinter Nights, a 12 week project by 3 students in Involved their translation from the original Chinese text. They included the text in the games, created game mechanics and levels from the text, and tested Chinese and Australian students.

13 Students can be blue- screened or videoed into their own historic game level Recreation of Maltese temples, the students created ghost narrators by videoing themselves recreating imagined rituals and inserting these translucent videos into the game level. This was done in less than 12 weeks part-time by 3 students (undergraduate) in CAVI (lower left) at Aarhus can do this and project videos onto 3D statues and monuments. CAVI

14 Game design forces students to read material and choose the importance of events and characters This recreation was based on the Popol Vuh, if players navigated the archaeological recreation correctly, they could be teleported to Xibalba, the mythic Mayan underworld. In 2006 two students recreated this in 6 weeks, featuring 3D joystick, surround projection, and a dancemat that the player walked on in order to move about the virtual environment.

15 Videoconference with Second Life characters via mixed reality Thanks to special glasses and magic trackers virtual characters can appear in real worlds or vice versa. This is not expensive or difficult to do. These characters can also use free text to speech engines and free seemingly intelligent AI to engage people in conversations or events. dia/projects/mrconference.html ondlife/using-the-ar-second-life-client/

16  UCL Centre for Digital Humanities “at the intersection of digital technologies and humanities.”  For UCLA DH “interprets the cultural and social impact of new media and information technologies—the fundamental components of the new information age—as well as creates and applies these technologies to answer cultural, social, historical, and philological questions, both those traditionally conceived and those only enabled by new technologies.” What is Digital Humanities?

17 DANISH ROAD MAP SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES CESSDA - Council of European Social Science Data Archives Considerations going forward concerning Danish participation in and funding of CESSDA will be included in the planned efforts to reorganise and strengthen Danish register research. CLARIN - Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure Danish membership of CLARIN will be funded by the anticipated grant for the Digital Humanities Lab (DigHumLab) project. DARIAH – Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities Danish membership of DARIAH will be funded by the anticipated grant for the Digital Humanities Lab (DigHumLab) project. ESS - European Social Survey Upgrade Considerations going forward concerning Danish participation in and funding of ESS-Survey will be included in the planned efforts to reorganise and strengthen Danish register research. SHARE - Upgrade of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe Denmark will be participating in SHARE with a view to execution of phase 1 of the project. The cost of participation will be covered by the University of Southern Denmark. Considerations going forward concerning Danish participation in and funding of SHARE will be included in the planned efforts to reorganise and strengthen Danish register research. /html/kap02.htm

18 Theme 1: Language-based materials and tools, CLARIN, see Theme 2: Mediatools (the Net Archive, Net Lab) AU, (subcontractor: State Library) and Developing tools for audio and visual media AU Theme 3: Interaction labs AAU and SDU DIGHUMLAB Research Themes

19 DARIAH’s mission and DIGHUMLAB  Enhance and support digitally‐enabled research across the humanities and arts  To develop, maintain and operate an infrastructure in support of Humanities (ICT) based research practices  To work with communities of practice to:  Explore and apply ICT-based methods and tools to enable new research questions to be asked and old questions to be posed in new ways THATCAMP WEB-PORTAL MASTER CLASS&WORKSHOPS  Improve research opportunities and outcomes via linking distributed digital source materials of many kinds LARM CLARIN-DK NETLAB  Exchange knowledge, expertise, methodologies and practices across domains and disciplines 4 universities 2 Danish libraries & museums

20 DARIAH-EU Map Zagreb/Croatia Copenhagen/ Denmark (VCC2) Ljubljana/Slovenia Vienna Goettingen Den Haag/ Netherlands (VCC3) Dublin Paris Athens Germany (VCC1/ VCC4/DCO) France (VCC3/DCO) Austria (VCC1) Ireland (VCC2) London UK Vilnius Lithuania Swit- zerland Bern Italy Norway Oslo Tirana/ Albania Belgrade Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS) Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology Institute of Contemporary History (ICH) Ru đ er Bošković Institute (RBI) Centre for Information and Computer Science Serbia Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Ministry of Tourism Culture Youth and Sports Academy of Athens (AA) Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History Digital Curation Unit (DCU) Institute for the Management of Information Systems Digital Renaissance Foundation (FRD) Florence Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) TGE ADONIS University of Goettingen Goettingen State and University Library (SUB) Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) King's College London Centre for e-Research (CeRcH) Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) University of Oslo Museum of Cultural History (KHM) Vilnius University (VU) Hosted at Aarhus University Member Observer Cooperating Partner Non-EU (Cooperating Partner)

21 Digital Humanities Lab Denmark  DIGHUMLAB will serve as the single virtual access point to all relevant digitised resources of relevance to the research areas of the humanities and social sciences in both Danish and European research infrastructures. Contact Project leader Dr Erik Champion


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