The Virtual Thematic Route: From Experience to Infinity

By Lavoslava Benčić.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: May 20, 2016 $US5.00

This project addresses the creation and implementation of new media activities regarding the importance of the artistic work of Croatian artist Emil Benčić (1930–2011). The problem/purpose is to ensure that knowledge about him survives the physical limitations of human life. The general mission is to encode his heritage permanently for present and future generations through new media methods. The intent is that these methods will preserve it in the new media space and be accessible and relevant to people. In the context of the research-oriented and practice-focused process, we investigated alternate digital heritage platforms and examples of good practices. The result of the research, based on previously defined goals, is the multimedia project "The Virtual Thematic Route Emil Benčić—From Experience to Infinity." In its current stage, the content is implemented into eight subprojects (content), designed from the infinity shape (∞) and is virtually located on the Istrian peninsula Punta Busola (Croatia). The practical outcomes are subprojects realized as databases, applications for mobile devices, video, panography, videosimulation, videoinstallation, cymatics, graphical sound, performance, installation, storytelling, and gamification. In this paper, readers may become familiar with the research and practical results of the project.

Keywords: Virtual Thematic Route, New Media Projects Compilation, Tribute to Artist

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 11, Issue 3, September, 2016, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: May 20, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 775.435KB)).

Lavoslava Benčić

Graduate Student, School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia