Staging and evaluating public performances as an approach to CVE research

Steve Benford, Mike Fraser, Gail Reynard, Boriana Koleva, Adam Drozd
2002 Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Collaborative virtual environments - CVE '02  
Staging public performances can be a fruitful approach to CVE research. We describe four recent experiences: Out of This World, a live gameshow; Avatar Farm, a (3D) recorded participatory drama; Desert Rain, a mixed reality performance for six players; and Can You See Me Now?, a game that mixed on-line players with players on the streets. For each, we describe how a combination of ethnography, audience feedback and analysis of system logs led to new design insights, especially in the areas of
more » ... chestration and making activity available to viewers. We propose enhancing this approach with new tools for manipulating, analysing and sharing 3D recordings of CVEs.
doi:10.1145/571878.571891 dblp:conf/cve/BenfordFRKD02 fatcat:7yohxlfaofdkjegz5ju4ul6onm