eShadow+: Mixed Reality Storytelling Inspired by Traditional Shadow Theatre

Authors

  • Nektarios Moumoutzis Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece; Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Marios Christoulakis Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Chara Xanthaki Directorate of Secondary Education of Chania, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Nikos Pappas Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Yiannis Maragkoudakis Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Stavros Christodoulakis Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Desislava Paneva-Marinova Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2022.12.2

Keywords:

Onlife Communities, Digital Storytelling, Shadow Theater

Abstract

eShadow is a digital storytelling platform inspired by traditional Shadow Theatre. It enables the creation of digital stories within a project-based approach that may start from scenario development and include the creation of digital puppets and sceneries, the set-up and recording of story scenes and the final assembly of a digital story. This paper presents details about eShadow architecture, features and how its use has been enhanced, employing the PerFECt framework, to combine it with immersive technologies such as projection mapping, to create mixed reality installations that offer rich learning experiences to participants in informal learning settings. Two installations are described and compared. The evaluation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach towards engaging learning experiences that combine mixed reality approaches with arts such as black light theatre.

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Published

2022-09-07

How to Cite

Moumoutzis, N., Christoulakis, M., Xanthaki, C., Pappas, N., Maragkoudakis, Y., Christodoulakis, S., & Paneva-Marinova, D. (2022). eShadow+: Mixed Reality Storytelling Inspired by Traditional Shadow Theatre. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 12, 29–54. https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2022.12.2

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