TIMETRAVEL #101: An Introduction to the Affordances of Mixed Reality for Teaching History On-Site

On December 12, Katharina Tillmanns will give a lecture at C²DH in Luxembourg that focuses on Games & Cultural History. In order to attend the lecture online, please write an email to vanessa.napolitano[at]uni.lu to get the link.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History(C²DH) is the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on high-quality research, analysis and public dissemination in the field of contemporary Luxembourgishand European history. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach with a particular focus on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching.

About the lecture:
Mixed Reality, in its many forms, is generally characterised by its audiovisual, spatial and immersive nature, blending virtual content with elements of physical reality into an arrangement that allows users to physically walk through and interact with the resulting three-dimensional hybrid space. Due to these qualities cultural institutions worldwide are experimenting with new ways of communicating, reviving and preserving cultural heritage. The session will show how adapting a body-based design approach that goes beyond the audiovisual can bring about new forms of learning and understanding history.

Katharina Tillmanns is a researcher, designer and lecturer for interactive immersive media at Cologne Game Lab, TH Köln. A former co-president of the Games for Change Europe network and director of the Notgames Fest, she has been exploring and promoting the expressive qualities of games and other playful media as a means of art and activism for the past 12+ years. Currently Katharina is focusing on her dissertation research, which examines multi-sensory learning in the context of mixed reality environments.

Monday, December 12
5.00 – 6.30 pm

Maison du Savoir | Auditoire 3.330 | Belval Campus
and online!

See also: https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/events/timetravel-101-introduction-affordances-mixed-reality-teaching-history-site