CAMeRA

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VUMediaLab

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VUturisme

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Intertain

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MUSE

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Tech Labs

 

In September 2005, Social Science and Humanities opened a research facility that is now part of the CAMeRA outfit. On the 11th floor of the main building, the Media Lab is used to perform reading time and reaction time experiments as well as behavioral observations of people who are confronted with media products. In the Media Lab, researchers can record conversations, sample facial expressions with Web cams, do telephone surveys, and code language and visual materials. The Media Lab has 10 sound proof cubicles for experimentation, an experimenter room, and a large meeting room for group observations, equipped with 10 PCs, telephone connections, microphones, cameras, and an LCD projector. Click here for terms of use and how to book the Media Lab.

 

 

CAMeRA also actively facilitates research in the area of human ambient living and cultural heritage. Initiated and executed by the Faculty of Science, the CAMeRA supports the Intertain Lab as well as the multimedia upgrade of the Bilderdijk museum (MUSE), a classic museum about a Dutch romantic poet. Both facilities are integrated in the VU MediaXperience and are established in close cooperation with the VU library and the Audiovisual Center.

 

Intertain is a home entertainment and interactive living room that provides a realistic environment for user evaluations, testing, and experimenting with techniques in distributed, interactive, and multi-device applications. The main initiators are Guus Schreiber and Lora Aroyo.

 

Intertain
Intertain

 

The research group MultimediaN Eculture that is led by Guus Schreiber will use the upgraded Bilderdijkmuseum to study personalization of cultural heritage tours. One of the driving forces is Lora Aroyo. The work is conducted in collaboration with the Telematica Institute, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e). The Artificial Intelligence group supports MultimediaN Eculture with the design of virtual museums and advanced search engines.

The technological upgrade of this classic museum positions the VU University as the first university in the world that has its own interactive museum. This facility also functions as a research laboratory to study individual and social aspects of software and hardware applications.

Bilderdijkmuseum website.

 

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