PsychNology Journal, Volume 1, Number 4, 410 – 427

Virtual Realisation: Supporting Creative Outcomes in Medicine and Music

John A. Waterworth
Interactive Institute Tools for Creativity Studio Umeå, Sweden

 

ABSTRACT

In this article, I describe findings on the impact of virtual realisation on professional skills and creativity, based on observational studies and interviews with surgeons and musicians. I also present a vision of computer-supported creativity in terms of a modular set of virtual and augmented-reality environments based around an explicit model of the creative process. I suggest that by combining these two types of study, the potential of virtual realisation technology can be utilised in a way that transcends physical distinctions of time and place, while reinforcing the cognitive distinctions that are essential for the generation of creative outcomes.

 

KEYWORDS

virtual reality, augmented reality, virtual realisation, surgery, music. .

 

CITE AS

Waterworth J.A. (2003). Virtual Realisation: Supporting Creative Outcomes in Medicine and Music . PsychNology Journal, 1(4), 410 – 427. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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