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Exploring Space with Field Venturer

Lookup NU author(s): Guy Schofield, Dr Tom Schofield



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FieldVenturer is a project experimenting with a long-range remote-controlled and collaboratively-piloted vehicle. It centres on the design, development and public deployment of a Rover: a small tracked vehicle equipped with sensors and a camera and an elaborate ‘Command Centre’ through which it can be controlled by members of the public. Through a series of FieldVenturer events, we are beginning to explore how experiencing spaces through a ‘drone’s eye view’ can play a part in promoting discussion around the reconfiguration and re-articulation of public spaces. Through an interface that involves different temporal approaches to control and feedback we are also beginning to explore how varying the pace of interaction along multiple timescales can affect how spaces are experienced.

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Author(s): Schofield G, Schofield T

Editor(s): Vines, J; Maxwell, D; Forster, S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Research Through Design (RTD 2017)

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 98-113

Online publication date: 22/03/2017

Acceptance date: 26/01/2017

Date deposited: 17/05/2017


DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4746949

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