The gothic cathedral: An immersive information visualization space

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Abstract

During the Middle Ages Gothic cathedrals were immersive information spaces which supported religious education and practice. Stained glass windows were essential to their function, in which Biblical narratives had been translated by skilled medieval artists into visual forms. This paper analyzes this visual phenomenon from the perspective of spatial information systems and the medieval art of memory.

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  • art of memory
  • cathedrals
  • immersion
  • information spaces
  • information visualization
  • stained glass
  • virtual reality

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  • Francis T. Marchese

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