First Contact – Take 2: Using XR technology as a bridge between Māori, Pākehā and people from other cultures in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Show simple item record Gunn, Mairi Billinghurst, Mark Bai, Huidong Sasikumar, Prasanth 2022-06-16T00:25:08Z 2022-06-16T00:25:08Z 2021-06-01
dc.identifier.citation (2021). Virtual Creativity, 11(1), 67-90.
dc.identifier.issn 2397-9704
dc.description.abstract <jats:p>The art installation <jats:italic>common/room</jats:italic> explores human‐digital‐human encounter across cultural differences. It comprises a suite of extended reality (XR) experiences that use technology as a bridge to help support human connections with a view to overcoming intercultural discomfort (racism). The installations are exhibited as an informal dining room, where each table hosts a distinct experience designed to bring people together in a playful yet meaningful way. Each experience uses different technologies, including 360° 3D virtual reality (VR) in a headset (<jats:italic>common/place</jats:italic>), 180° 3D projection (<jats:italic>Common Sense</jats:italic>) and augmented reality (AR) (<jats:italic>Come to the Table!</jats:italic> and <jats:italic>First Contact ‐ Take 2</jats:italic>). This article focuses on the latter, <jats:italic>First Contact ‐ Take 2</jats:italic>, in which visitors are invited to sit at a dining table, wear an AR head-mounted display and encounter a recorded volumetric representation of an Indigenous Māori woman seated opposite them. She speaks directly to the visitor out of a culture that has refined collective endeavour and relational psychology over millennia. The contextual and methodological framework for this research is international commons scholarship and practice that sits within a set of relationships outlined by the Mātike Mai Report on constitutional transformation for Aotearoa, New Zealand. The goal is to practise and build new relationships between Māori and Tauiwi, including Pākehā.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher Intellect
dc.relation.ispartofseries Virtual Creativity
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dc.subject 4 Quality Education
dc.title First Contact – Take 2: Using XR technology as a bridge between Māori, Pākehā and people from other cultures in Aotearoa, New Zealand
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1386/vcr_00043_1
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 67
pubs.volume 11 2022-05-28T03:08:22Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 90
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 859842 Bioengineering Institute Creative Arts and Industries Fine Arts
dc.identifier.eissn 2397-9712
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-28

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