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Towards Tangible Virtualities: Tangialities

TitleTowards Tangible Virtualities: Tangialities
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMilekic, S.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2002: Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 17 -20
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedBoston, Massachusetts, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Trant J.
Keywordsdigital medium, gesture, humane interaction, interaction devices, interaction technologies, touch, virtual information

Rapid proliferation of different types of interaction devices that use more natural channels (voice, touch, gesture) for interfacing with the digital medium illustrates the trend (and need) towards the creation of more 'humane' interaction mechanisms. However, the current historical paradox is that modern technological advances are dramatically ahead of our understanding of their possible uses and meaning on a conceptual level. In this paper I will present an overview of some of the currently available interaction technologies, the conceptual barriers that limit their use and the case for the creation of interaction mechanisms that make abstract (virtual) information more tangible.