Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+)

led by Prof. Sarah Kenderdine.

eM+ is a new transdisciplinary initiative at the intersection of immersive visualisation technologies, visual analytics, aesthetics and cultural (big) data. eM+ engages in research from scientific, artistic and humanistic perspectives and promotes post-cinematic multisensory engagement using experimental platforms.

eM+ has 8 unique visualisation systems combined with powerful sonic architectures that are benchmarks in the realms of virtual, augmented, mixed realities.These cluster-based 3D systems have been deployed in major exhibitions and installations throughout the world.

eM+ works on tangible and intangible heritage and archival materials from many countries including Asia, Australasia and Europe.The lab also creates high-fidelity data in-the-field through a range of state-of-the-art techniques (motion capture, ambisonics, photogrammetry, linear and laser scanning, panoramic video, stereographic panoramas etc). eM+ transforms this burgeoning world of cultural data into advanced ultra- high resolution visualisation through advanced computer science (interactive graphics, computer vision, deep learning, etc) and HCI.

eM+ builds on 20 years of research and development at the pioneering laboratories of iCinema Research Centre for Cinematic Research (iCinema), Sydney; The Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualisation and Embodiment (ALiVE), Hong Kong and; the Expanded Perception and Interaction (EPICentre), Sydney.