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Unravelling Paths in the Scroll

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Harvard University's CAMLab invites you into the realm of the Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Western Chamber. An immersive interactive educational game, the game Romance of the Western Chamber borrows its instructional focus from the eponymous tale and is further informed by contemporaneous works of art.

As you traverse the vast architectural space, among the material objects that most are rarely able to witness with such proximity, the player is able to soak in the cognitive universe presented by the historical artworks of Western Chamber. CAMLab invokes a wellspring of pedagogical research in the form of this experience to reveal the dialectical relationship between traditional Chinese practices and their material manifestations. Through each varying visual point of view, the game welcomes a suspension of identity to wade into alternating perspectives within the story of Western Chamber and absorb alternate approaches to life and will.






哈佛大學中國藝術實驗室以中國古典名著《西廂記》及其相關的經典藝術作品為藍本,設計了沉浸式的交互教育遊戲。

實驗室本著寓教於樂的理念,藉由此交互平台帶領玩家探索傳統《西廂記》藝術中紛繁宏大的建築空間、物質文化和認知宇宙,去體驗中國傳統人與物的辯證關係、去感受關照人生命運的不同視角與哲思。