MeLight: Embodied appreciation of “Inouzu”

Mina Shibasaki, Karin Iwazaki, Minato Takeda, Youich Kamiyama, Koichi Obata, Koichi Yoshino, Shimizu Endo, Satoru Tokuhisa, Kouta Minamizawa

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The purpose of this study was to make the appreciation in the museum that visitors understood precious cultural artifacts more deeply. We designed an embodied appreciation system called MeLight that allows various visitors including children to actively appreciate exhibits they are interested in. MeLight was installed in the Tokyo National Museum. We observed users during use of MeLight, and it seemed that they often traced the contour of coastlines with the flashlight device. As a result, it was effective to design, implement and introduce a system in which visitors used physical interaction to trigger active appreciation of and interest in the museum’s cultural assets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval Virtual 2017, VRIC 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348584
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 22
Event2017 Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval Virtual, VRIC 2017 - Laval, France
Duration: 2017 Mar 222017 Mar 24

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other2017 Virtual Reality International Conference - Laval Virtual, VRIC 2017


  • Embodied appreciation
  • Embodied media
  • VR museum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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