A short workshop paper which has just been presented about some on-going work that uses a combination of games, multitouch interaction and telepresence technologies to bring two museums in Europe closer together. The work forms the basis of a platform known as “Twin Cities” which will be used to let any two locations share exhibitions and content and to bring their visitors/users closer together.
Abstract: This paper presents a work in progress focused on facilitation of cross-cultural awareness between citizens of two European cities. We aim to engage visitors of telecom museums in Athens and Luxembourg to learn more about both cities by means of collaborative games played on multitouch tables. We also explore how live video-to-video streaming influences players’ behaviour and collaboration with remote players.
Download the paper: Touch by Touch: Promoting Cultural Awareness With Multitouch Gaming.