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TOTAL BODY IMMERSION - CONNECTING PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL SPACES

Workshops & Masterclasses (PM - GROUP #2)

Wednesday May 31 - 14:30
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TOTAL BODY IMMERSION - CONNECTING PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL SPACES

Workshops & Masterclasses (PM - GROUP #2)

Thanks to the technologies of virtual, augmented or mixed reality (VR, AR, MR), we create metaverses of all shapes for which social and personal interaction rules are still to be determined. We’ll examine the conditions of our presence in social VR, by comparing avatars and real-time capture of participants.

We’ll discuss the new creative possibilities offered by body-sensitive technologies in live immersive performances. We’ll look at how the range of the immersive experience is widening thanks to haptic technologies.

Workshops list :

VISUALS, SOUNDS AND HAPTICS

We'll discuss the use of haptics in computer music applications and present several works carried out in collaboration with several graduate students at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL), McGill University, including:

  • DIMPLE, a low entry fee software application which allows creation of interactive force-feedback simulations in musical contexts, including the Vibropixels;
  • Developments on the simulation of friction (in bowed-string interaction), using general-purpose force-feedback controllers;
  • The development of tactile displays for music and multimedia performances.

By Marcelo Wanderley, professor of Music Technology at McGill University (CA), Patrick Ignoto, researcher in the Input Devices for Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), McGill University (CA), Jan Aulauff, human-computer interaction researcher and embedded hardware developer at McGill University (CA) and Ian Hattwick, artist and technology developer working at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab at McGill University. (CA)

CONNECTING PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL SPACES

The so called mixed reality, the combining of virtual and augmented realities, holds the future of a unified experience of space, seemlesly gliding between the physical (atoms) and the virtual (bits). This workshop will look at hardware and applications in mixed reality and what is increasingly coined as XR for a multiple or experience based unified reality.

By Roxane Ouellet, interaction designer at Autodesk (CA), David Ménard, product Owner at Autodesk (CA) and Irving Lustingman, VP Technical & Business Development at Vrvana (CA)

BODY RESPONSIVE TECHNOLOGIES

This workshop will focus on future opportunities for humans to truly integrate with interactive technologies, exploring how our natural living emotional bodies can work, through gestural and collective action, to enable the most complimentary and useful effect of data flow around us.

Following an overview introduction three teams - motion, sound and image - will emerge to engage in the Collective Reality platform space co-preparing a series of communications “exploring togetherness”. Re-engaging these groups will co-create the structured improvisation to enable the connection of many physical beings within the immersive sound and image landscapes created for collective use in the dome later in the day.

By Ghislaine Boddington, creative Director at body>data>space and Plexal (UK), body>data>space collective (UK) and Dena Davida, dance curation, audience education and community arts development (CA)

SOCIAL VR : HOW ARE WE INVITED ?

This workshop will experiment with the current forms of social immersion in virtual spaces and compare them with the experience of meetings in physical spaces. Participants will look more closely at questions of avatar consistency across diverse social VR platform and discuss the importance of likelyness or abstraction in the context of self image construction, social fluidity and engaging behaviours.

By Luc Courchesne (CA), Andrea Stevenson Won,
assistant Professor at Cornell University
(US), Jean-Luc Labelle, production coordinator at Eidos-Montréal (CA) and Louis TB, visual and sound artist (CA)


Each pass holder (5 day or 1 day pass) will choose 2 workshops from the list (1 AM workshop + 1 PM workshop).

INSTRUCTORS

Marcelo Wanderley (CA)
Roxane Ouellet (CA)
David Ménard (CA)
Ghislaine Boddington (UK)
Andrea Stevenson Won (US)
Jean-Luc Labelle (CA)
Louis TB (CA)
Jan Anlauff (CA)
Ian Hattwick (CA)
Luc Courchesne (CA)
Irv Lustigman (CA)
Dena Davida (CA)