We can all be unicorns
Augmented reality body building
Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey will lead a workshop that will transform participants into unicorns that will perform online together. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of augmented reality for online and offline performance contexts. Learn the basics of computer vision and realtime graphics necessary to augment your face and body for performance or play online or offline.
This workshop will include an introduction to the Max creative programming environment, software tactics for camera spoofing online video platforms and an introduction to recent computer vision techniques (including instruction on depth sensing cameras like the Kinect necessary for skeletal tracking and 1:1 facial gesture mapping.)
Participants will create real performance software before the end of the workshop, you should come prepared to have fun with new concepts and have at least some basic comprehension of computer programming.
"Since the early noughties Bailey has ploughed a compelling, and often hilarious, road through the various developments of digital communications technologies. Ostensibly a satire on, and parody of, the practices and language of "new media," the jocose surface of Bailey’s work hides an incisive exploration of the critical intersection between video, computing, performance, and the body." – Morgan Quaintance, Rhizome
In the framework of Connecting Cities. With the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.