Investigating how we interact with cultural heritage objects
Cultural heritage smartphone app PLUGGY
Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation - Lorenzo Picinali is the Imperial College PI on this EU-H2020 project aimed at promoting citizens' active involvement in Europe's rich cultural heritage. Imperial's work focuses on the development of an application for creating sonic narratives from non-audio materials, and will lead the user evaluation.
- Dyson School of Design Engineering - Audio Experience Design
- Audio Tactile Maps (ATM) System for the Exploration of Digital Heritage Buildings by Visually-impaired Individuals - First Prototype and Preliminary Evaluation
- A Prototype Audio-Tactile Map System with an Advanced Auditory Display
Discovery through doing in science and craft
Science and medicine are no more purely cognitive than the arts. All subjects depend on performance, technical skill, observation, dexterity and the ability to work under pressure. The skills and techniques of craftspeople shared through collaborations can teach new or improved ways of working. Examples include lacemaking used to heighten surgeons' awareness when handling suture thread and puppetry finger exercises to prepare surgeons for manipulating rods in minimally-invasive surgery.
- The Royal College of Music - Imperial College Centre for Performance Science
- Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery.
- Medicine: Discovery through doing
- Science in hand: how art and craft can boost reproducibility
- Recapturing the History of Surgical Practice Through Simulation-based Re-enactment
- Bringing surgical history to life
Image credit: James Mason Photography, Imperial College London