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Mubil: a Digital Laboratory


Mubil, a digital laboratory is financed by NTNU university library, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the National Library of Norway. The project will experiment by creating a hybrid exhibition space allowing the visitors to interact with archive documents without touching the authentic physical objects. The visitor is allowed to experiment with a 3D digital copy through an augmented board in an immersive virtual environment. The Mubil laboratory was established in June 2011 as an interdisciplinary cooperation between the NTNU University library the Norwegian University of Science and technology, with Letizia Jaccheri professor at the department of Computer Science of the NTNU university and Chiara Evangelista from the Percro laboratory of the University of Santa Anna in Pisa Italy. Starting in October 2011 the project MUBIL will create a pilot and the information collected through the interaction with the users will be analysed in order to create a laboratory application by the NTNU university library and promote its special archives. We hope to go further than 3D recontructions where the user remains a passive viewer. We aim to find ways in creating an active participation in an immersive environment that stimulates knowledge seeking through a perception-action interaction procedure. A working laboratory will be created in a hybrid environment (physical and immersive) and the experiment has a clear educational objective. That is to  test the learning outcome of the users. The application will also be accessible through the Internet. During this event we intend to demonstrate our work and get feedback by others that might have been working with such  projects.


Alexandra Angeletaki

Research Librarian at Gunnerus Library, University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Chiara Evangelista, computational engineer, Percro, Scuola Santa Anna, Pisa, Italy
Letizia Jaccherri, Professor of Computer Science, NTNU, Trondheim Norway




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A classical archaeologist, currently working as project manager and research librarian at the NTNU University Library of Trondheim, Norway. Have been working with disemination strategies and digitilization issues since 2006 and a as a teacher-lecturer for Classical and European Archaeology at the...
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Marcello Carrozzino is Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality. His activities deal with the integration of Virtual Reality systems and Cultural Heritage applications. Since 2005 he has been teaching the course of Virtual Environments held at the Computer Science department of...
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Professor Letizia Jaccheri Homepage: Name: Letizia Jaccheri Born: Pisa, Italy, 24th February 1965 Present position: Professor Academic degrees:  Master in Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy, Department of Computer Science, February 1988  PhD in Software...
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Chiara Evangelista's activities deal with several aspects of Computer Graphics, 3D Modelling, tutoring and didactics for children by the means of new Virtual Environments technologies. Chiara currently works in the Art and Cultural Heritage Group at Percro, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, where...

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