e-Installation – Telepresence-based documentation of jeopardized media art
Video, sound, interactive and space-based installations – works of (new) media art often challenge all of the viewer's senses. But unlike two-dimensional paintings, they need a lot of space and maintenance effort so that they are seldom included in permanent exhibitions. Art experts and computer scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) work on digital methods of documenting and preserving such complex pieces of art for posterity. To this end, virtual reality and telepresence technologies such as data goggles, game engines and tracking systems can be used, enabling interested people around the world to visit the art installations and virtually experience them in a multisensory realistic way at any time and place.
e-Installation is a research project of
ZAK | Centre for Cultural an General Studies
Intelligent Sensor-Actuator Systems Laboratory (ISAS)
at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany