Dr. Sid Fels (University of British Columbia) gives this month's Whitehead Series lecture.
4pm Wednesday 24 May 2017
Goldsmiths Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building
Research at the Human Communications Technology (HCT) laboratory has been targeting design for human experience and expression.
In this presentation, Dr. Sid Fels (University of British Columbia) will start with a discussion of gesture-to-speech and voice explorations, including Glove-TalkII and the Digital Ventriloquized Actors (DIVAs). He’ll connect these to other explorations of the new interfaces for musical and visual expression that we have created.
He will discuss his work on modelling human anatomy (http://www.parametrichuman.org) and function, such as speaking, chewing, swallowing and breathing (http://www.magic.ubc.ca/OPAL.htm) with biomechanical models using our toolkit Artisynth (http://www.artisynth.org).
This work is motivated by our quest to make a new vocal instrument that can be controlled by gesture. I’ll discuss some of the activities we have been doing on some new 3D displays: pCubee and Spheree. Finally, these investigations will be used to support a theory of designing for intimacy and discussions of perspectives on human computer interaction for new experiences and forms of expression.
Dates & times
|24 May 2017||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
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