1 November 2011
Extant's paper 'Haptic Reassurance in the Pitch Black for an Immersive Theatre Experience' was awarded Best Paper at the international technology conference UbiComp 2011 in Beijing, China.
The paper, authored by the Open University, Rusty Squid and Extant, is based on the outcomes and evaluation of 'The Question' and has been selected from 304 international papers submitted for the conference on ubiquitous computing.
'The Question' is a collaborative and immersive theatre project that explores haptic technology in relation to navigation, perception and knowledge.
A research and development phase for the project culminated in a showing in June 2010 at BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), south-west London.