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Touching space: Using motion capture and stereo projection to create a "virtual haptics" of dance

Vincs, Kim and McCormick, John 2010, Touching space: Using motion capture and stereo projection to create a "virtual haptics" of dance, in SIGGRAPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, [The Conference], Los Angeles, Calif., pp. 359-366, doi: 10.1145/1836786.1836791.

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Title Touching space: Using motion capture and stereo projection to create a "virtual haptics" of dance
Author(s) Vincs, Kim
McCormick, JohnORCID iD for McCormick, John orcid.org/0000-0002-5347-0378
Conference name Exhibition on Computer graphics and Interactive Techniques. Conference (37th : 2010 : Los Angeles, California)
Conference location Los Angeles, Calif.
Conference dates 25-29 Jul. 2010
Title of proceedings SIGGRAPH 2010 : Proceedings of the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Publication date 2010
Series Exhibition on Computer graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference
Start page 359
End page 366
Total pages 8
Publisher [The Conference]
Place of publication Los Angeles, Calif.
Summary This paper describes the work of a group of artists in Australia who used real-time motion capture and 3D stereo projection to create a large-scale performance environment in which dancers seemed to "touch" the volume. This project re-versions Suzanne Langer's 1950s philosophy of dance as "virtual force" to realize the idea of a "virtual haptics" of dance that extends the dancer's physical agency literally across and through the surrounding spatial volume. The project presents a vision of interactive dance performance that "touches" space by visualizing kinematics as intentionality and agency. In doing so, we suggest the possibility of new kinds of human-computer interfaces that emphasize touch as embodied, nuanced agency that is mediated by the subtle qualities of whole-body movement, in addition to more goal-oriented, task-based gestures such as pointing or clicking. © 2010.
ISBN 9781450303903
Language eng
DOI 10.1145/1836786.1836791
Field of Research 190403 Dance
Socio Economic Objective 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30078904

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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