Electronic Visualisation and the Arts 2011 (EVA 2011) is co-sponsored by the Computer Arts Society and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, of which the CAS is a specialist group. Over almost two decades, the EVA conference has established itself as one of London’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers in this volume touch on museum studies, semantic web, immersive environments, simulation, 3D scanning, haptics, digital archaeology and many others. The latest research by established scholars, early career researchers and students may be found here.
Across the three days of papers, contributions can be found on museums; technologies and human computer interaction; digitisation and the digitisation process; social networking and social media; virtual worlds which are becoming ever more ubiquitous and usable; 3D imaging technology, education and philosophy; performance, and the arena of cultural heritage policy and administration. The geographic areas covered by the research reported include Russia, Italy, Spain, Scotland and the Dead Sea, as well as the geographically neutral realms of cyberspace. This illustrates the increasingly fluid definition of the word ‘Visualisation’: whereas once this indicated a relatively straightforward process of turning binary or textual information into graphics, now constructing visualisations means negotiating a whole array of semantic, political and content-related issues. The papers in this collection confront this ‘complexity deluge’ in visualisation from a myriad of different perspectives, and challenge us to re-think its most fundamental concepts.