Augmented Reality Media System Rooted in Bodily Experience and Designed for Cultural Heritage
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Zhang Xiao, Yang Deling
The purpose of this study is to explore how augmented reality applications establish experiential connections between visitors and the bodies of past people, which help visitors to learn about cultural heritage by experiencing the perceptual memories of past people. This paper explores augmented reality design concepts for cultural heritage from the perspective of bodily experience. The core innovation of this study is to examine how visitors use augmented reality to experience the perceptual memories of past people’s bodies, in order to learn about history and culture. This study specifically addresses how visitors can learn about cultural heritage through the experiences of past people’s bodies; how visitors’ bodies, AR equipment and content, and real cultural heritage constitute a media system, which allows visitors to learn through the bodily experiences of the past; and how media systems and bodies collectively construct a contemporary understanding and memory of cultural heritage, forming a hyper-presence of sites of memory for cultural heritage.
Augmented reality, Cultural heritage, Bodily experience, Media system