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Paper 0337:
Reducing Info-Exclusion of Mental Health Service Users Through Online Content Using Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language

id 0337
authors Norrie, S., Kremer, B., Oka, S. and Thurman, N.
year 2003
title Reducing Info-Exclusion of Mental Health Service Users Through Online Content Using Synchronised Multimedia Integration Language
source ELPUB2003. From information to knowledge: Proceedings of the 7th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing held at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal 25-28 June 2003/Edited by: Sely Maria de Souza Costa, João Álvaro Carvalho, Ana Alice Baptista, Ana Cristina Santos Moreira. Universidade do Minho, 2003.
summary This paper describes how the multimedia mark-up languages SMIL and HTML+TIME were used to publish three types of online presentations of multi-modal artwork by mental health service users. This technology has the potential to bring the work of artists working with mental health services to a wider audience, at low cost, with fuller participation and also offers a number of new creative possibilities. The presentations included artwork, biography and audio transcripts in static files with the aim of reducing the info-exclusion of multimedia service user artists. The potential of server-side scripting integrating MySQL database contents dynamically into SMIL templates was investigated for its capacity to generate random or topical art displays 'on the fly'. In two prototype server-side applications, PHP scripts used user input to activate multimedia file pointers contained in the database. The feasibility of server-side scripting in terms of browser/player support and other issues is discussed.
keywords Information exclusion; arts; mental health; web multimedia; SMIL; TIME; XML
series ELPUB:2003
type full paper
email s.norrie@city.ac.uk
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-0337
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