Coral is a research student at i-DAT, funded through the 3D3 consortium. Her professional background is in museums and galleries specialising in collections and exhibitions. She is a digital artist and animator with an interest in interactive design and immersive cinema http://coralanimation.com. Coral has lectured in making immersive films for full-dome cinema with the University of the West of England and the Royal Academy of Music and been in-house digital artist for Birmingham Planetarium.
Coral’s research brings together her background in museums and immersive digital art practice. Her research investigates whether an immersive museum collection database can be an effective way for visitors to explore collection objects and historical data. Her study also explores ways visitors can interact with the collection database and whether visualising the collection in an immersive way can be useful for curators understanding of the collection and extracting multi-layered narratives for exhibition. She is developing prototypes to map the intangibility of a museum collection working with Birmingham Museums as part of the master planning process for a proposed redevelopment of the museum.