O-tū-kapua (‘what clouds see’): A mixed reality experience bridging art, science, technology in meaningful ways

Susan Jowsey, Claudio Aguayo


Mixed Reality learning environments can provide opportunities to educationally enhance previously isolated scientific concepts by using art and technology as mediums for understanding the world. Participatory experiences provide a kinetic means of comprehending often-abstract knowledge, creating the conditions for sensory learning that is inclusive and accessible. The O-Tū-Kapua (what clouds see) Mixed Reality experience provides an inverted view of the environment. Rather than us looking up towards the sky, the clouds look down upon us. Atmospheric science is personified through an intertwined narrative that begins with creative action. Participatory learning embedded within technology-enhanced education creates opportunities to question how as educators we can create opportunities for integrating art, science and technology, enhancing our ability to capture young people in conversations about the socio-ecological Anthropocene.


Mixed Reality; technology-enhanced learning; self-determined learning; art and science education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15663/tandc.v17i2.166


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