Multi-touch Rocks: Playing with Tangible Virtual Heritage

There are over 50,000 petroglyphs engraved in rock panels at the Val Camonica valley UNESCO world heritage site in northern Italy. The engravings are not always visible and are often on steep slopes where walking is not allowed for conservation reasons.
Partners
  • Cambridge University´s Prehistoric Picture Project; Prof. Christopher Chippindale; Dr. Frederik Baker
Runtime
09/30/2010 – 06/29/2012
Status
finished
Multi-touch Rocks: Playing with Tangible Virtual Heritage

To overcome these problems, and to allow people to experience the rock art at other locations, we designed a collaborative computer game for a multi-touch tabletop display. The game features a 3-gigapixel image of a full rock panel and several mini games designed to be played on the display panel. We developed the game, interface and interaction design, and also implemented the game. It supports up to four players simultaneously and allows each player to join and leave on an ad-hoc basis.

Publications

Egger, U., Seidl, M., Judmaier, P., Baker, F., Chippindale, C., Grubinger, M., … Weis, C. (2013). Multi-touch Rocks: User Experience Metrics for a Multi-user Game on a Multi-touch Table. Technical Report TR 01-2013.
Seidl, M., Judmaier, P., Baker, F., Chippindale, C., Egger, U., Jax, N., … Seidl, G. (2011). Multi-touch Rocks: Playing with Tangible Virtual Heritage in the Museum - First User Tests. In VAST11: The 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage - Short and Project Papers. Prato, Italy: Eurographics Association.

Press coverage

Multimediale Steinzeit-Kunst wird interaktiv

Publication date: 27.05.2012
Medium: Der Standard