Interactive performance: Dramatic improvisation in a mixed reality environment for learning

Jeff Wirth, Anne E. Norris, Dan Mapes, Kenneth E. Ingraham, J. Michael Moshell

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Abstract

A trained interactive performer uses a combination of head-motion capture and a new desktop gesture/posture control system to enact five avatars on a screen, as those avatars interact face-to-face with a participant/trainee. The inter-actor, assisted by a narrator/operator, provides voices for all five on-screen characters and leads the participant through a story-driven improvisational experience. This paper focuses on the processes of scenario development, inter-actor training and production management in the new creative discipline of interactive performance in mixed reality environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual and Mixed Reality - Systems and Applications - International Conference, Virtual and Mixed Reality 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages110-118
Number of pages9
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2011Jul 14 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6774 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/9/117/14/11

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Keywords

  • avatar
  • interactive performance
  • learning
  • mixed reality
  • role-playing
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wirth, J., Norris, A. E., Mapes, D., Ingraham, K. E., & Moshell, J. M. (2011). Interactive performance: Dramatic improvisation in a mixed reality environment for learning. In Virtual and Mixed Reality - Systems and Applications - International Conference, Virtual and Mixed Reality 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 110-118). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6774 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22024-1_13