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Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children

Journal Article
Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...

The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Turner, P., & Banach, A. (2016)
The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park. In J. C. Read, & P. Stenton (Eds.), IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. , (680-683). https://doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2938613
This is a demonstration of a Minecraft facsimile of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh. With the cooperation of primary school children we develop...

Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., Jamieson, K., & Muir, L. (2020, August)
Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology. Paper presented at ACHS 2020 FUTURES – Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, University College London, UK
Personal meaning attached to space through digital media gives rise to contested narratives and reveals a polyvocality of place (Farman, 2018). Attributing meaning or ensoulme...

Expanding the Child Visitor Experience – mixing realities in a contemporary sculpture park

Presentation / Conference
Hall, L., Flint, T., & Mitsche, N. (2018, May)
Expanding the Child Visitor Experience – mixing realities in a contemporary sculpture park. Paper presented at 2nd International Research Symposium in Tourism Hospitality & Events
This research considers how the visitor experience could be enhanced through intertwining and blending the real and virtual, creating a new mixed reality that extended and add...

Mixing and re-purposing realities.

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Hall, L., & Stewart, F. (2018)
Mixing and re-purposing realities. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.39
This paper discusses a mixed reality that intertwines two parallel spaces, a real and a virtual contemporary sculpture park. With the goal to create a game that motivated chil...

Enlightened trial and error

Journal Article
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Flint, T. (2012)
Enlightened trial and error. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 13/14, 64-83
Human-computer interaction as a rationalistic, engineering discipline has been taught successfully for more than 25 years. The established narrative is one of designing usable...

Appropriating interaction

Thesis
Flint, T. E. Appropriating interaction. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/453421
This thesis is concerned with the fact that people routinely appropriate interactive technology. Much of the work in this project was conducted at The Public, an interactive a...

Aide Memoire

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., & Dylan, T. H. (2018)
Aide Memoire. In L. Hall, T. Flint, S. O'Hara, & P. Turner (Eds.), Proceedings of BHCI 2017https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.69
The Aide Memoire is a fully realised product constructed from discarded testing equipment. Born out of a series of creative sessions exploring the broad theme of interactivity...

The role of appropriation in the design of engaging artefacts

Presentation / Conference
Flint, T., & Turner, P. (2011, May)
The role of appropriation in the design of engaging artefacts. Paper presented at Re-Thinking Technology in Museums 2011
Creating engaging artefacts is a key objective for anyone involved in the design and implementation of interactive media. This is particularly true for those artefacts that co...

Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line

Presentation / Conference
O’Keefe, B., & Flint, T. (2018, November)
Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line. Paper presented at FACT2 Symposium: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
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School of Computing Hosts Easter Egg hunt online in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft

11 April 2020
Children from across Scotland gathered together in virtual space for an Easter Egg hunt hosted in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft during the lockdown.

University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

MEmorial Project awarded Edinburgh Futures Institute Funding

23 June 2019
In June 2019 the MEmorial team completed a two week development workshop, to follow on from this initial research, funded by an Edinburgh Futures Institute Research Award. The workshop culminated in a...

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Past Forward Exhibition Includes Magic Box built by student

3 May 2019
The Scotland's Urban Past Travelling Exhibition launching at Summerhall includes an interactive 'magic box' built by Interactive Media Design student Eva Mackamul. Dr Tom Flint Eva's programme leade...

MEmorial Project awarded prestigious residency

19 October 2018
The MEMorial Project, has been awarded a residency at the Museum of Loss and Renewal Collomachia Italy.

Tom Flint to talk at Edinburgh Informatics HCI Group

20 February 2018
Tom Flint will be discussing his work with Jupiter Artland in a talk titled An infrastructure for exploring the mixed reality continuum with children: Minecraft, Mixed Reality, and Jupiter Artland. T...

Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft Invited talk by Tom Flint

24 November 2017
Tom Flint gave a seminar for The Centre for Research in Digital Education titled Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft: What the methods people use to navigate Minecraft tell us about approaches to t...

Tom Flint to demonstrate VR application at The National Gallery London

28 July 2017
Tom Flint will be accompanying weavers from Dovecot Tapestry Studio at a workshop held at the National Gallery London.

Centre for Social Informatics contribute nine papers to i3 2017

26 June 2017
Staff and research students from the Centre for Social Informatics presented nine papers at Information: interactions and impact (i3) in June 2017.