Mixed Reality Laboratory

Ministry of Provenance (2013)

Working with the Nottingham-based artists group Urban Angel, the game The Apocalypse of the Ministry of Provenance mixes theatre, art, gaming and research for players to untangle events in a complex mystery thriller, based on the activities of a sinister government organisation, by understanding the history of ownership and modifications of objects.

The game involves players answering questions and completing tasks relating to the digital provenance of objects. These decisions will then be used to assess how people process information and how important provenance — the origin of information — is in decision-making.

In collaboration with Urban Angel and the University of Southampton.


Khaled Bachour, Richard Wetzel, Martin Flintham, Trung Dong Huynh, Tom Rodden, and Luc Moreau. 2015.  Provenance for the People: An HCI Perspective on the W3C PROV Standard through an Online Game. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2437-2446. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702455



Photo credit: Urban Angel

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Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk