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Gothic: An Immersive Exhibition about the History of Horror Fiction through the use of Digital Media and Audio Visual Technology Open Access

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Gothic, proposes an exhibition about the influence of Gothic literature on contemporary horror fiction. This history exhibition seeks to teach individuals about Gothic literature’s influence on modern horror fiction through the use of immersive environments and audio visual technology, to help enhance the exhibition experience, and to reinforce the exhibition’s message. This thesis uses exhibition design as the medium to explore the use of audio visual technology and digital media to create effective learning environments, specifically in exhibitions and museums. Designed with the potential to be a traveling exhibition, the first location of the exhibition will be at the New Church, in Holland. Although the exhibition is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, and backgrounds, the exhibition is specifically targeted towards horror fiction fans, and those individuals ages 20-54 who may already be familiar with the topic.

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