Title: An innovative audiovisual immersion space and its prospects for cultural heritage advancement

Authors: Apostolos Loufopoulos; Georgios P. Heliades; Minas Emmanouil; Theofanis Maragkos; Thanasis Epitidios

Addresses: Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu 49100, Greece ' Department of Digital Media and Communication, Technological Institute of Ionian Islands, Kefalonia 28100, Greece ' Department of Sound and Musical Instruments, Technological Institute of Ionian Islands, Kefalonia 28200, Greece ' Department of Sound and Musical Instruments, Technological Institute of Ionian Islands, Kefalonia 28200, Greece ' Department of Sound and Musical Instruments, Technological Institute of Ionian Islands, Kefalonia 28200, Greece

Abstract: ARTE270 is an innovative experimental platform that combines panoramic optical projection (video and photography) with surround sound. The idea is to immerse the spectator/listener into audiovisual content both in realistic and artistic terms. It initially emerged in order to perform artistic experimentation on data derived from the flourishing natural environment of the Ionian Islands. Nevertheless, in the course of time, it comes up that a very important potential application lies with sustainable development. Our platform has been tried as part of a holistic approach for capturing, preserving and promoting further forms of cultural heritage as well as cultural networking through the new rendering capabilities of digital media.

Keywords: ARTE; immersion space; audiovisual media; surround sound; panoramic video projection; soundscapes; recording media; projection mapping; sound art; video art; cultural heritage; cultural networking; digital culture; digital media; Ionian Islands.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCISTUDIES.2015.071186

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, 2015 Vol.4 No.2, pp.192 - 209

Available online: 16 Aug 2015 *

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