Project funded by the French National Research Agency, led by Ronan Querrec.

The hypothesis we defend is twofold:

  1. the immersion of users in a “Virtual Intelligent Realistic Sensory Environment” (VIRSE) where the body is engaged from a cinematic, gestural and sensory point of view results in: a) an increased recovery of the various procedural, episodic and autobiographical memories which are usually questioned or worked on in the classical framework of oral archive productions. ; b) beyond declarative knowledge, the possibility of capturing gestures and embodied knowledge; c) a better memorization of the proposed knowledge;
  2. Collaborative Virtual Reality (VR) allows, beyond the classical approaches in SHS, to develop multidisciplinary research methods and innovative mediations with a qualitative and quantitative leap concerning the elicitation and the restitution of knowledge and know-how.

The project is located in the field of knowledge engineering, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Humanities (DH), on the theme: “Human activity versus history and heritage of industrial and sensory cultural landscapes” as a demonstration. Our objectives are to develop and validate: a) virtual laboratories and methods of interdisciplinary research SHS-STIC (IA-RV) from demonstrators of strong historical and heritage interest; b) collaborative methods involving both institutional (museum, etc.) and non-institutional (workers, etc.) actors on the cultural history and digital preservation of industrial trades; c) scenarios located in the EVIRS dedicated to mediation

Etienne Peillard
Etienne Peillard
Associate Professor

My research interests include human perception issues in Virtual and Augmented Reality, spatial perception in virtual and augmented environments, and more generally, the effect of perceptual biases in mixed environments.