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We were awarded ‘Best Paper’ at UbiComp, Beijing!

Our paper ‘Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience’ has just been awarded best paper at the international technology conference UbiComp 2011 in Beijing, China.

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The Question is an evolving piece of research and development, and an ambitious collaboration between artists, engineers and scientists of different disciplines. Keep checking back here for news about how the project is taking shape.

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What is “The Question”?

What is "The Question"?

The Question is a collaborative and immersive theatre project that explores haptic technology in relation to navigation, perception and knowledge. Currently in a research and development phase, which culminates in a showing in June 2010 at BAC (Battersea Arts Centre),…

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What is Haptic Technology?

What is Haptic Technology?

Haptic technology, or haptics, is a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of a user’s sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user.[1] This mechanical stimulation may be used to assist in the creation of…

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Who are the collaborators?

Who are the collaborators?

The Question is a collaboration led by Extant, who are working with BAC, the Computing Department of The Open University and independent specialists. The Question is funded by the Technology Strategy Board, a business-focused organisation dedicated to promoting technology –…

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Why are we doing it?

Why are we doing it?

Experimentation
For several years Extant’s research has involved working with visually impaired actors in physical theatre, a form of body based theatrical interpretation usually denied to visually impaired performers.  We have also aimed to make stage areas and visuals on…

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How can I get involved?

How can I get involved?

In mid-June 2010, a research and development partnership of artists and scientists led by Extant will present a first phase of immersive theatre to an invited audience made up of a wide range of people.
Both visually impaired and sighted…

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Full DVD and evaluation videos

You can now access the full DVD of the Question on our DVD page and a video of interviews taken during our evaluation process can be found on our new Evaluation page.

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Guerilla Science – Secret Garden Party

Guerilla Science – Secret Garden Party

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Adam Spiers was invited in July to present a demonstration of the Haptic Lotus at Guerrilla Science summer festival event The Secret Garden Party

Thursday:Ascent
17:00-22:00 Blind Robot’s Bluff: Adam Spiers Navigate through darkness with the Haptic Lotus, a…

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We were awarded ‘Best Paper’ at UbiComp, Beijing!

We were awarded 'Best Paper' at UbiComp, Beijing!

Our paper ‘Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience’ has just been awarded best paper at the international technology conference UbiComp 2011 in Beijing, China.

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View a 3 minute clip of interviews with some of The Question’s team members. This is part of a longer DVD that will be produced by Braunarts on The Question.

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