Narrative for cultural goods: technologies and applications of digital photography expanded in virtual museums

The technological evolution of screens a decade ago, demanded from the field of communication and design the search of new knowledge for the development of interactive contents. At the same time, digital photography was in an advanced and radical transformation state regarding its technical processes and theoretical understandings, in the sense of an ontological movement that moved away from reality and approached fiction. With this study, we seek to find ways to make exciting and efficient the access to certain contents, by means of new technical-conceptual possibilities, conventionally named expanded photography. The general objective that we proposed, aimed to understand the design requirements related to language and narration that contribute to expand the emotional spectrum in narratives through expanded digital photography. Our study started with what literature in this area suggests about the elements and strategies of photographic language, narrative and cognition. Therefore, it is a transdisciplinary study, where we triangulate theories and practices of different research areas, such as literary studies, communication, and design theories, as well as some topics related to neuroscience. Our epistemic criteria allowed us to obtain a knowledge that has its validity determined, where we confirm our initial hypothesis suggesting that narratives who employ expanded digital photography can communicate with emotional spectrum information of museological contents, from a set of design requirements, through an interface.




Ricardo Brisólla Ravanello