The aim is to digitize the historical memory of Massimo Vittorio Emanuele Theater situated in Palermo and to realize an innovative web-based software infrastructure that allows the digital enjoyment of that archive on mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.. .), fixed stations and holographic installations.
The infrastructure will be utilized by experts and researchers in the cultural heritage field, but also by art lovers, tourists, and those who intend to know the theater and its history.
The Holographic Newsstand consists of a web application based on .NET framework that refers to a database for data storage. The platform architecture provides for all-in-one in which resides on the server machine the application and the database. From an architectural point of view, the Holographic Newsstand provides for the adoption of a MVC model.
From a structural point of view, within the Holographic Unit, two macro-areas can be identified:
- a back-end section, dedicated to the content management of the entire holographic newsstand. Qualified users as administrators, publishers, or producers are the only people who have permissions to access that area and administer the content. From this section, it is possible to insert, edit, and delete the entities that are part of the holographic newsstand, e.g. Nodes, Thematic Paths, Physical Paths, Devices, and so on.
- a front-end section, whose access is free and which deals with the use of content in relation to the type of content and the location/path/device to which it refers.