Material motion: motion analysis for virtual heritage reconstruction

Dunn, Stuart and Woolford, Kirk (2012) Material motion: motion analysis for virtual heritage reconstruction. In: Archaeology in the Digital Era Volume II. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 102-109. ISBN 9789048527281

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Through the AHRC funded, 'Motion in Place Platform' project, a number of experiments were conducted to look for quantitative differences in movement in virtual vs material environments. Actors were asked to enact a number of activities hypothesised to have occurred in a British Iron Age roundhouse while wearing inertial motion capture suits. These activities were recorded both in a “virtual” studio (re)construction as well as material (re)construction at Butser Ancient Farm. The data from these experiments was then analysed to look for differences in movement which
could be attributed to artefacts and/or environments. This paper explains the structure of the experiments, how the data was generated, how it has been analysed, and what theories may make sense of the data and what conclusions have been drawn about how objects and environments may influence human movement and how a better understanding of movement many help understand empirical remains.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
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Depositing User: Kirk Woolford
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 14:58
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 14:25

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