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CHESS

Project reference: 270198
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Cultural Heritage Experiences through Socio-personal interactions and Storytelling [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-02-01 to 2014-03-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 240 041

EU contribution:

EUR 2 859 712

Coordinated in:

France

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Cultural heritage institutions nowadays face the important challenge of making their collections more engaging to visitors, especially the young ‘digital natives’, while exploiting, in new forms of cultural interactive experiences, the recently developed digital libraries. An approach for cultural heritage institutions (e.g. museums) is to capitalize on the pervasive use of interactive digital content and systems in order to offer experiences that connect to their visitors’ interests, needs, dreams, familiar faces or places; in other words, to the personal narratives they carry with them and, implicitly or explicitly, build when visiting a cultural site. The principal objective of CHESS was to research, implement and evaluate an innovative conceptual and technological framework that enables both the experiencing of personalised interactive stories for visitors of cultural sites and their authoring by the cultural content experts. Essentially, CHESS created narrative-driven cultural “adventures” through hybrid structures, which adapt continuously to their visitors, extend over space and time, and involve multiple users with different interfaces. To achieve this, CHESS integrated interdisciplinary research in personalization and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in the museological, cognitive, and learning sciences. This tightly integrated framework was applied and tested in different types of cultural heritage sites, most notably two world-renowned museums, the New Acropolis Museum, and the Cité de l'Espace in France. Access to end-users is further enhanced through the international User Group, a diverse body of cultural institutions and organisations.

 

Objective

Cultural heritage institutions nowadays face the important challenge of making their collections more engaging to visitors, especially the young 'digital natives', while exploiting, in new forms of cultural interactive experiences, the recently developed digital libraries. An approach for cultural heritage institutions (e.g. museums) would be to capitalize on the pervasive use of interactive digital content and systems in order to offer experiences that connect to their visitors' interests, needs, dreams, familiar faces or places; in other words, to the personal narratives they carry with them and, implicitly or explicitly, build when visiting a cultural site.<br/>The principal objective of CHESS is to research, implement and evaluate an innovative conceptual and technological framework that will enable both the experiencing of personalised interactive stories for visitors of cultural sites and their authoring by the cultural content experts. Essentially, CHESS proposes to create narrative-driven cultural "adventures" through hybrid structures, which adapt continuously to their visitors, extend over space and time, and involve multiple users with different interfaces. To achieve this, CHESS will integrate interdisciplinary research in personalization and adaptivity, digital storytelling, interaction methodologies, and narrative-oriented mobile and mixed reality technologies, with a sound theoretical basis in the museological, cognitive, and learning sciences. This tightly integrated framework will be applied and tested in different types of cultural heritage sites; most notably two world-renowned museums, the New Acropolis Museum, and the Cité de l'Espace in France. Access to end-users will be further enhanced through the international User Group, a diverse body of cultural institutions and organisations.

Related information

Coordinator

DIGINEXT SARL
France
Rue Brindejonc des Moulinais 5
Toulouse, France
Administrative contact: Stéphane COLLINS
Tel.: +33 5 61 17 64 76
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
HANSASTRASSE 27C
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +48 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
REAL FUSIO FRANCE SAS
France
RUE DES ARTS 10
TOULOUSE, France
Administrative contact: Marc GERMAIN
Tel.: +33 562 124 696
Fax: +33 534 429 614
E-mail
SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE D'EXPLOITATION DE CENTRES CULTUREL EDUCATIF ET DE LOISIRS SEM
France
AV JEAN GONORD
TOULOUSE, France
Administrative contact: Isabelle REGNIER
Tel.: +33 5 62 71 64 86
Fax: +33 5 62 71 48 37
E-mail
MOUSEIO AKROPOLIS
Greece
Dionysiou Areopagitou Street 15
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Niki Dollis
Tel.: +30 210 92 41043
Fax: +30 210 92 46143
E-mail
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
CHRISTOU LADA 6
ATHENS, Greece
Administrative contact: Efi KAFENTZI
Tel.: +30 210 3689194
Fax: +30 210 3689008
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
University Park
NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul CARTLEDGE
Tel.: +44 115 951 5699
Fax: +44 115 951 5679
E-mail
Record Number: 97182 / Last updated on: 2015-06-29