Combining Social, Audiovisual and Experiment Content for Enhanced Cultural Experiences

  • Kleopatra Konstanteli
  • Athanasios Voulodimos
  • Georgios PalaiokrassasEmail author
  • Konstantinos Psychas
  • Simon Crowle
  • David Salama Osborne
  • Efstathia Chatzi
  • Theodora Varvarigou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)


The rapid penetration of social media in many aspects of today’s personal and professional life has created an environment where users within this emerging social cyberspace expect the kind of media experiences they are accustomed to in their daily lives with the community type of communications being at the central stage. In that context social networks and multimedia can be combined and instrumented by monitoring mechanisms to offer new experiences in many areas, among which the cultural and educational sector has a special position. This paper presents an innovative experimental system that enhances the experience of visitors in cultural centers. Apart from offering a modern, immersive, richer experience to the visitors, the proposed system involves significant benefits for the organizers as well, supplying them with valuable feedback extracted from the monitoring and analysis mechanisms. The experimental system has been successfully deployed and used in the Foundation of the Hellenic World cultural center.


Social media Multimedia content production and delivery Quality of experience, QoE 



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under grant agreement n.287966 EXPERIMEDIA—EXPERiments on live social and networked MEDIA experiences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kleopatra Konstanteli
    • 1
  • Athanasios Voulodimos
    • 1
  • Georgios Palaiokrassas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Konstantinos Psychas
    • 1
  • Simon Crowle
    • 2
  • David Salama Osborne
    • 3
  • Efstathia Chatzi
    • 4
  • Theodora Varvarigou
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.IT Innovation CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.AtosSpain
  4. 4.Foundation of the Hellenic WorldAthensGreece

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