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      Affect and Place Representation in Immersive Media: The Parragirls Past, Present project

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      9 - 13 July 2018

      Immersion, Empathy, Narrative, Memory, Imaging and video, Modelling, Point cloud, Multimedia

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            Abstract

            The emergence of a genre of virtual reality at the nexus of human rights is arguably transforming the documentary testimonial genre into one of an affective experience. This is a field of research that raises fundamental questions on the relation between sensation, testimony, evidence and memory. This paper outlines an investigation into the affective potential of immersive media and visualisation technologies to produce appropriate subjectivities for difficult memory and traumatic experience. The 3D immersive project under discussion presents a digital reconstructed reality of the former Australian punitive child welfare institution, Parramatta Girls Home. In this paper, we delineate how we have used the unique aesthetic properties of ambisonic sound, point-cloud representation and scenes of photographic veracity, and how the apposition of these formats provides an encounter with memory itself. Five former residents of Parramatta Girls Home direct our path through a complex visual and ambisonic acoustic environment, a combination we suggest empowers these women to attest to the embodied experience of contested memory.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 71-78
            Affiliations
            [0001]UNSW Sydney, Art and Design

            Greens Rd, Paddington, NSW, 2021

            Australia
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2018.14
            f12ab216-c384-4a86-b1e7-dc6207b643d1
            © Kuchelmeister et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2018, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            EVA
            London, UK
            9 - 13 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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