Sensing the Same Space – Spatial Understanding and Engagement in Higher Education
Written with: Johanna Annala, Mikko Kanninen, Reijo Kupiainen, Jyri Lindén
Our aim of this theoretically oriented review was to examine the role of space and spatial thinking in the changing teaching and learning environments in higher education. The starting point was that educational space is not a pre-set institution or only a physical space but a social construction. As such, space is a crucial element in the learning process and student engagement.
There is a world elsewhere: rehearsing and training through immersive telepresence
With: Tom Gorman, Tiina Syrjä, Mikko Kanninen
In this article we will examine how telepresence technologies are repurposed to enable performers to rehearse and train over distances. The discussion will revolve around a variety of telepresence technologies/web-based applications repurposed to investigate actor training, rehearsal, education and performance. In this project, Immersive Telepresence in Theatre, two identical spaces, linked by H.323 videoconferencing technology, were created in Tampere and Coventry, each with rear projection screens giving the participants the impression of a shared space.