Digital Storytelling in a 3D Virtual Tour of Curtin Library

August 28th, 2015 by Library Makers Category: Projects

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman

Digital storytelling is an integral part of the contemporary teaching and learning environment. Stories are integral to the way we learn, and thus effective as learning tools because they can elicit emotions, which help strengthen connections between ideas and information.

Curtin Library is collaborating with Curtin’s HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) to bring digital storytelling into the Library by creating a 360 degree panoramic ‘virtual tour’, providing library clients with an immersive 3D virtual experience of the physical spaces of the Library. While moving around and experiencing the 3-dimensionality of the spaces, clients will be able to interact with a range of learning objects embedded throughout the virtual tour. These interactive elements will constitute an interweaving of digital stories introducing clients to the services, facilities and resources offered by the Library.

Curtin Film and Television student Aidan Lyons, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Artur Lugmayr is working with the HIVE and Curtin Library on the project, as part of Curtin’s Work Integrated Learning program.

Photo by Bonnybbx issued under CCO Public Doman licence

Curtin would like to pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth campus is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.