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XR-compatible parchment for interactive museum artifacts – MIT Media Lab

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E-maki is a collection of ancient painted scrolls accompanied by a cross-reality app that gives contextual information and interactive experiences to the audience of the museum’s exhibits. We used and inspired the “Four Seasons” scroll made in the Edo period by Nishikawa Sukenobu which showcases a large majority of Japanese historical objects, from tableware to musical instruments, clothing and textiles in several scenes. Information gathering, photogrammetry, and 3D modeling were performed on the various artifacts found in the MFA Boston: Arts of Japan collections that belong to the same period as these scrolls. We then designed augmented and virtual reality applications that connect multiple markers spread across the reels with their information and 3D visual representation and allow users to explore in detail the shapes and textures of selected museum artifacts. By transporting the audience to a Japanese-style room and garden, we also created a contextual digital audiovisual environment that immerses users in the artefacts, story,… Read full description

E-maki is a collection of ancient painted scrolls accompanied by a cross-reality app that gives contextual information and interactive experiences to the audience of the museum’s exhibits. We used and inspired the “Four Seasons” hand scroll made in the Edo period by Nishikawa Sukenobu which showcases a large majority of Japanese historical objects, from tableware to musical instruments, clothing and textiles in several scenes. Information gathering, photogrammetry, and 3D modeling were performed on the various artifacts found in the MFA Boston: Arts of Japan collections that belong to the same period as these scrolls. We then designed augmented and virtual reality applications that connect multiple markers spread across the reels with their information and 3D visual representation and allow users to explore in detail the shapes and textures of selected museum artifacts. By transporting the audience to a Japanese-decorated room and garden, we also created a contextual digital audiovisual environment that immerses users based on the artifacts, storytelling, and seasonal settings of the scroll.

This project is supported by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as part of the Computational Design Lab / Design Experience Workshop.


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