This is a work-in-progress demo video presenting some features of the interactive virtual reality (VR) application we are currently developing at the VRxAR Labs research group at Linnaeus University.
In particular, the demo video is a follow-up on our earlier prototype [ vimeo.com/vrxar/odxvr-x-nts-wip2017 ].
We display Twitter data collected within the scope of the Nordic Tweet Stream initiative (NTS; dynamic corpus of tweets, geo-location tagged with an origin in the Nordic countries) in an immersive VR environment. The VR application allows exploration of the data both based on location and time.
From a linguistic point of view, this is an interesting way to investigate potential language differences based on location and time in a more immersed scenario. On top of that, such scenarios allow VRxAR Labs to explore approaches of interface and interaction design for a VR.
The presented work is a case study using data from Twitter. The VR tool is data-agnostic and able to visualise, besides tweets, data from different contexts.
ODXVR: Open Data Exploration in Virtual Reality
NTS: Nordic Tweet Stream
Aris Alissandrakis, Nico Reski
[VRxAR Labs web]
In collaboration with the Department of Languages and the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University.