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Walking with portable projections: a creative exploration into mediated perception in the environment

von Jungenfeld, Rocio (2016) Walking with portable projections: a creative exploration into mediated perception in the environment. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Edinburgh. (KAR id:58564)

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Abstract

I have used practice as method to investigate the creative potential of portable projectors, and

sense of place-making and being while in motion, 3. the portability and collective mediation of

from the four video walks I developed during the research: The Surface Inside (2011), I-Walk

and practical outcomes, I have paired the four video walks with the four themes. This research

1983). The thesis and portfolio are the result of an iterative practice-reflection process which is

The experience of being and walking in the environment is proprioceptive (J. J. Gibson, 1986)

texture of the environment in motion (i.e. accretion of surfaces). While moving, they thread

technology and others. As they move, people experience the texturality of the surfaces they

the points of observation a person may have adopted while walking in and experiencing the

and accessed on digital screens. When these records are experienced on digital screens, the

PEDs, with their digital screens, are carried around everyday and enable people to communicate

where tangible and digital realms converge (Coyne, 2010). Audiovisuals can be accessed anywhere

also isolate people from their immediate surroundings and favour introspective engagement with

limits the number of people that can engage with the content at only one time. Pocketsize devices

headphones which foster cocoon-like engagement. Through the four video walks, I investigate

audiovisuals on flat digital screens, and to devise participatory events where people thread their

In the video walks, I invite people to move with projections and explore mediated public

experience and share visuals while walking and projecting them in the environment. Portable

(PEDs), and this presents new challenges and opportunities to creative practitioners. Thus,

project visuals and explore textures in the environment collectively.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Visual Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Rocio von Jungenfeld
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2019 09:43 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58564 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
von Jungenfeld, Rocio: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-8054
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