Live and digital engagement in arts and culture

This section collates research that asks questions about how people interact with culture in the digital realm. This is a relatively new area of research, which explains why this is a relatively small section in CultureCase. More studies should emerge in the coming year, especially given the work occurring through the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

The summaries in this category are:

How augmented reality helps museum visitors appreciate paintings

This research was conducted by Kuo-En Chang and five other people at National Taiwan Normal University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Summary

This paper reports an experiment where 135 college students were observed in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The students were divided into three groups. One group ...

By | 3 September 2014 |

‘Digital’ has changed organisations’ strategies as well as their technology

This research was conducted by Ross Parry at the University of Leicester, UK

Summary

The use of digital technology in museums is no longer something special or revolutionary. This paper focuses on what that means for museums' strategies and structures. It finds that the digital turn has not simply meant the ...

By | 28 August 2014 |

New technology does not always enhance the gallery visitor experience

This research was conducted by Dirk vom Lehn and Christian Heath at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper looks at the way in which galleries and museums have deployed technology in their exhibitions to support the aesthetic and educational experience of the public. The research specifically examined the use ...

By | 26 April 2014 |

Why do music aficionados use online forums?

This research was conducted by Terry O'Sullivan at the Open University, UK

Summary

This paper reports the findings of eight in-depth telephone interviews designed to discover the various ways that people use web forums to discuss orchestral music. The research found that people behave in a variety of different ways ...

By | 14 April 2014 |

Digital broadcasts of live events do not reduce audience numbers

This research was conducted by Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK and Macquarie University, Australia

Summary

This paper tackled the question of whether digital broadcasts of live events lead to an increase or reduction in the number of attendees at those ...

By | 11 April 2014 |

Taking art online reaches a new audience and enhances the user experience

This research was conducted by Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK and Macquarie University, Australia

Summary

This paper sets out a conceptual framework for understanding how new technologies are changing the way in which cultural organisations work. The research used this ...

By | 20 March 2014 |

Concert-going has a strongly social aspect that complements the music

This research was conducted by Stephanie E. Pitts at the University of Sheffield, UK

Summary

The paper reports the experiences of audience members at a chamber music festival in Sheffield. The research highlights the various aspects of concert-going that affected the pleasure derived by audience members at the festival: these were ...

By | 11 March 2014 |