CHIRON was a Marie-Curie EU-funded project providing research training fellowships at institutions throughout Europe for graduates wishing to start a research career in the field of IT applications to the research, conservation, and presentation of tangible Cultural Heritage. Each project consisted of a joint training program and individual research carried out by fellows within a co-ordinated framework at participating partner institution. CHIRON had a duration of four years (December 2004 - December 2008) with an overall budget of about 2 300 000 Euro.
The University of Brighton’s role in CHIRON
The CHIRON project will run over four years at the University of Brighton. The main research concern is examining the technological and economic challenge of cultural heritage and technology covering areas such as:
• 3D modeling and real-time visualization
• Interactive digital TV and multimedia production
• Usability studies and Human Computer Interfaces
• Cultural tourism and sustainability
• Socio-economic impact of Cultural Heritage through monuments sites and museums
• Business Innovation in Cultural Heritage
Fellows under the scheme:
Mia was a research fellow at the University of Brighton. Her research and practice is examining the complexities surrounding intercultural interpretations of virtual heritage in museums. She was also working as an interaction designer on collaborative website/exhibition 'Retracing Barth'. Her background is in communication design and she completed BCI (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology. Mia previously worked within the Virtual Heritage program at the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) on the Australian Indigenous project 'Digital Songlines'. Her research is driven towards examining the sociocultural implications of ICTs for humanity.