Alternate Title Lecture / Demonstration: Arts in Multimedia: Virtual Actor: John Jesurun, Dan Lee, and Kit August
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Theater director John Jesurun and Bell Labs researchers Dan Lee and Kit August discuss their collaborative efforts in producing Jesurun's multimedia performance Snow. The piece deployed multi-screen video projections, four actors, and a "virtual actor" robotic camera to investigate received assumptions abut point-of-view, narrative structure, privacy, and surveillance. Includes a special demonstration of the robotic camera, which is taught to recognize faces and movements, follow specific individuals, and react to auditory commands. Jesurun will also discuss the relationship of this project to his past and future work.