Who was the rightful heir? Who was the rightful heir? Who was the rightful heir?

Who was the rightful heir?

This very physical interactive encourages visitors to vote with their feet, standing behind either William the Conqueror or King Harold as they argue their right to the throne. A Kinect sensor tracks visitor movement and the realtime 3D animation, inspired by contemporary gaming, responds to their wishes.

The exhibit encourages physical engagement that is popular with the site's diverse audience, and uses a light-hearted tone to deliver some of the complex details of why these two leaders went into battle.

 

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