Database and Narratological Representation of Australian Aboriginal Knowledge as Information Visualisation using a Game Engine

Pumpa, Malcolm R. & Wyeld, Theodor G. (2006) Database and Narratological Representation of Australian Aboriginal Knowledge as Information Visualisation using a Game Engine. In Tenth International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV'06), 5-7 July 20, London.

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Current database technologies do not support contextualised representations of multi-dimensional narratives. This paper outlines a new approach to this problem using a multi-dimensional database served in a 3D game environment. Preliminary results indicate it is a particularly efficient method for the types of contextualised narratives used by Australian Aboriginal peoples to tell their stories about their traditional landscapes and knowledge practices. We discuss the development of a tool that complements rather than supplants direct experience of these traditional knowledge practices.

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ID Code: 9952
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1109/IV.2006.39
ISBN: 0769526020
ISSN: 1550-6037
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Virtual Reality and Related Simulation (080111)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 IEEE
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Deposited On: 11 Feb 2008 00:00
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