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Shaping 3D Multimedia Environments: The Media Square

Authors: 
M. Dittenbach, H. Berger, R. Genswaider, A. Pesenhofer, A. Rauber, T. Lidy, W. Merkl
Publisher: 
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval
Pages: 
Year: 
2007
Type: 
Speech with CD or web proceedings
Hidden Keywords: 
Human Factors, Design
Department Focus: 
Media Informatics and Visual Computing
TU Focus: 
Computational Science and Engineering
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-1-59593-733-9
Abstract: 
In this paper we describe The MediaSquare, a 3D Multimedia Environment we are currently developing, where users are impersonated as avatars enabling them to browse and experience multimedia content by literally walking through it.<br> Users may engage in conversations with others, exchange experiences as well as collaboratively explore and enjoy the featured content.<br> The combination of algorithms from the area of artificial intelligence with state-of-the-art 3D virtual environments creates an intuitive interface that provides access to automatically structured multimedia data taking advantage of spatial metaphors.
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