Mark McGill

Year: 2016

TV and VR At-A-Distance (TOCHI’16)

This paper examines synchronous at-a-distance media consumption from two perspectives: how it can be facilitated using existing consumer displays (through TVs combined with smartphones), and imminently available consumer displays (through VR HMDs combined with RGBD sensing). Firstly, we discuss results from an initial evaluation of a synchronous shared at-a-distance smart TV system, CastAway. Through week-long […]

PhD (University of Glasgow, 2016)

Televisions (TVs) and VR Head-Mounted Displays (VR HMDs) are used in shared and social spaces in the home. This thesis posits that these displays do not sufficiently reflect the collocated, social contexts in which they reside, nor do they sufficiently support shared experiences at-a-distance. This thesis explores how the role of TVs and VR HMDs […]

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