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Web Dissemination of Cultural Content Through Information Landscapes

TitleWeb Dissemination of Cultural Content Through Information Landscapes
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBergamasco, M., Carrozzino M., Ruffaldi E., Neri V., & Evangelista C.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2009. Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 15-18, 200
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywords3D Web, Demonstration, immersion, information landscapes, interaction, virtual environments

We will demonstrate the philosophy underlying the Information Landscapes concept, the tools which compose the authoring framework and a selected set of case studies which illustrate the potentialities of such a means to distribute knowledge over the web. The case studies are related to novel ways to present textual information as that contained in books (The Little Prince and Dante’s Inferno), more complex information as that related to art collections (Lucca Graphic Arts), and even semi-abstract virtual environment where layers of 2D and 3D data concur to describe structured multimedia, and even multimodal, information (The Galileo Museum of Science). These case studies will be discussed on the basis of design (such as the level of abstraction of the landscape, the spatial layout, the presence of multimedia elements), usability (such as the ease of information retrieval, navigation etc.) and educational considerations. Additional IL examples are hosted on