Senses Places in the Studio

About one year ago at lizsolo’s blog.
Soon updated documentation of this performance @ Metsverse Cultural Series / Avacon Feb 4, 2014, and other Senses Places instantiations pursuing the convergence of embodiment’s senses and places. We embarqued in more challenging interfacings at pertaining physical sites, including the Torres Vedras’ Castle at BANG AWARDS Festival (June 2014), and a Dome at Monte das Uvas, Loulé, for Danças Híbridas Festival (July 2014), towards richer mixed-reality intertwining 😀

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is a set of images from the most recent presentation of Senses Places – live at the Metaverse Cultural Series, the Odyssey Simulator and at remote locations participating via live web stream.

These pictures were taken from my studio perspective as me and partner Mike Kean participated by streaming the studio into Odyssey in Second Life and by projecting Odyssey into my studio (see This Post by the Odyssey Simulator  for a better explanation of the technology).

The space was small so rather than interact in the usual way (with movement) we played with music, shadows, mirrors, and interacting with the live projected space in small ways. I am looking forward to seeing more documentation from the other locations including the Physical site at ARTCASA in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Senses Places moves in

From Liz Solo at Odyssey Simulator sharing photos from Mixed Reality Contact Improvisation JAM @ Hybrid Dances #2, November 26, with the collaboration/support of Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal and Odyssey Simulator, Second Life!

Odyssey Simulators

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Senses Places uses a live webcam interface to read movements of participants IRL. The interface then translates these movements to the participant’s avatar in virtual space. Another layer is added as RL dancers in remote locations interact with large-scale projections of these dancing avatars.

At one of Senses Places’ most recent events on Odyssey dancers in Portugal improvised against live projections of Second Life avatars (whose movement are being triggered by the webcam interfaces of Liz Solo and Isabel Valverde)

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Dance Week on Odyssey

We thanks Odyssey Simulator and Liz Solo for the collaboration and support of Senses Places providing a temporary residency.

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*sensesplaces_008Senses Places and Odyssey presented an experimental hybrid reality dance jam session on Odyssey for International Dance Day. The mixed reality participatory environment involved a webcam capture interface and two live streams into Second Life. Movements in Real Life triggered movements in  avatars interacting with the webcam interface. Avatars and live dancers worked together to create unique movement sequences and hybrid interactions.

Isabel Valverde hosted a live stream from  Portugal  and Liz Solo from Newfoundland. Artists and others participated  from many locations via Second Life including SaveMe Oh who created many special effects.

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senses places @ 121212 Upstage Festival

Senses Places @ 121212 Upstage Festival – SL Screenshot of double screening of Livestream from Lisbon, Portugal. Taken at Odyssey Art & Performance Simulator, Second Life). With robot Nao, Ana Moura and Isabel Valverde (by Liz Solo)

2012 in review

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Senses Places @ 121212 Testing: UpStage Festival of Cyberformance

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These are photos from the video of Senses Places’ second performance and participatory environment at the UpStage festival on 12.12.2012, 5 to 6 pm (GMT/PT) and 13.12.2012, 3 am (GMT+9/JP).
Performers: Kae Ishimoto (JP), Isabel Valverde, Ana Moura, robot NAO (PT), and avatars in Second Life.
Stream machinima by Sca Shilova for UpStage Festival Livestream channel

HERE the link for the video

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/844901/events/1720827/videos/7760012

Note: the performance starts at minute 31. the participatory dance environment starts at around minute 51.

and for the UpStage Festival  site

http://www.upstage.org.nz/

Enjoy and please comment or give feedback. We will very much appreciate even the most arch critique 😀