Dancing with Computer & Technolgy

The most interesting talk today was the talk about dancing with computer and technology which was above others a journey through virtual reality.

During this talk I was most interested in a theatre play which was performed in Spain and developed by the IUA, Barcelona. There are two actors and two virtual avatars which follows the actors movements. During the performance the actors are followed and tracked by four moving lights. The digital avatar learns from the actor and moves in realtime with the actor. human performers (a percussionist and a dancer) and two virtual actors (an avatar and the music composition system Roboser). The integration between the virtual and the physical is realized through the eXperience Induction Machine (XIM) a unique real-time multi-modal mixed reality system.

source: http://www.iua.upf.es/repercurso/index.htm