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Camping in the digital wilderness: Tents and flashlights as interfaces to virtual worlds

Green, Jonathan; Schn�delbach, Holger; Koleva, Boriana; Benford, Steve; Pridmore, Tony; Medina, Karen; Harris, Eric; Smith, Hilary


Jonathan Green

Holger Schn�delbach

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Dunford Chair in Computer Science

Professor of Computer Science

Karen Medina

Eric Harris

Hilary Smith


A projection screen in the shape of a tent provides children with a shared immersive experience of a virtual world based on the metaphor of camping. RFID aerials at its entrances sense tagged children and objects as they enter and leave. Video tracking allows multiple flashlights to be used as pointing devices. The tent is an example of a traversable interface, designed for deployment in public spaces such as museums, galleries and classrooms.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Start Date Apr 1, 2001
Publication Date Dec 1, 2002
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2020
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