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Into the Space of the Digital Museum

Gabriella Giannachi    University of Exeter, UK    



This chapter explores the space of the digital museum, by which I refer to the space generated by digital art and the hybrid space produced in the experience of encountering collections through technology. I will showcase a number of artworks and digital platforms showing that digital museums spaces tend to be augmented, performative and relational, operating as microscopes, by bringing visitors closer or even inside artworks, and/or as telescopes, making it possible for visitors to experience remote artworks or heritage sites. These new spaces, I will explain, form deep spaces that can be encountered both inside and outside the museum, constantly renegotiating the visitor’s continuous repositioning of their own presence across different temporalities and spatial configurations.

keywords: Museum. New media art. Virtual. Augmented and mixed reality. Presence. Deep space.

Language: en

Submitted: April 12, 2021   Published: Sept. 16, 2021  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-534-6/012

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