Documenting mixed reality performance: the case of CloudPad

Gabriella Giannachi, Henry Lowood, Glen Worthey, Dominic Price, Duncan Rowland, Steve Benford

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This article introduces an original documentation and archiving tool, CloudPad, that integrates 'cloud computing' into the annotation and synchronisation of mixed media resources. Through CloudPad users are able to view a documentation, edit a version of it, and record their own comments in response to it. Whether users may have created and/or experienced a particular work, or whether they may simply wish to consult a work's documentation, their journey through these records and annotations are subsumed into the work's documentation, thus augmenting the 'original' artwork's field of social engagement. Before discussing CloudPad in detail, we proceed to explain how recent debates in performance documentation influenced our methodology and development, and the general challenges of mixed reality documentation that CloudPad aims to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-175
Number of pages17
JournalDigital Creativity
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • archiving
  • cloud computing
  • mixed reality
  • performance documentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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