ORGANIC MOTION POWERS WORLD’S FIRST REAL-TIME INTERCONTINENTAL VISUAL ARTS PERFORMANCE
Virtual Production to Connect Dancers and Artists in Japan, Canada and the U.S.
VANCOUVER, CANADA, November 1, 2010 – Today Organic Motion, a leading computer vision company, announced that its technology will power the world’s first real-time intercontinental visual arts performance, to be held during the 2010 International Digital Media Arts Association Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday Nov. 4, 2010. Entitled, “CONNECTING the EDGES: An Inter-Continental LiveVibe” the performance will connect dancers and visual artists from the corners of the globe, in Canada, Japan and the United States.
“This event presents an amazing opportunity to showcase the power of how people can collaborate and what they can create with computers, when you completely remove interface barriers to rely only on human motion,” said Andrew Tschesnok, CEO, Organic Motion. “This performance emphasizes how technology brings society closer together – even across geographical boundaries – and how it can be the foundation for creating exciting ways for us to communicate and experience things together.”
Leveraging Organic Motion’s breakthrough computer vision technology, “SAME SPACE at the SAME TIME” (the third act), joins together artists and engineers located across the world for a unique visual arts experience. By stepping into Organic Motion’s markerless motion capture systems located around the world, dancers will be instantly connected to one another in a virtual space. Without having to put on any special tracking devices, the artists will then have their every movement animated in real-time, all performing in the choreographed virtual reality production. Attendees will be able to watch both the live video of performers, as well as the animated versions, as they occur in real-time.
"As a part of our 'In Common: Time' series, we wanted to create an event that would demonstrate a globally-distributed network joining multi-cultural performers moving and interacting in the most natural way possible, and to join them in real-time into a shared virtual environment," said James Oliverio, Director, University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute and multiple Emmy Award winner. "CONNECTING the EDGES will showcase how technologies like Organic Motion's are helping digital arts education, visual performance, and creativity to rapidly evolve in a compelling and intuitive human-centric trajectory."
The performance is organized and produced by the University of Florida’s Digital Worlds Institute, in collaboration with the Emily Carr University, Zero C Seven of Japan, IOCOM of Chicago, and Emmy Award-winning animator, Mark Butler.
CONNECTING the EDGES begins at 5 p.m. PDT, and the global audience can watch and participate on their mobile phones or other network-connected device, live at www.LiveVibeTV.com.
Organic Motion, Inc.
Organic Motion, Inc. is a leading computer vision software company and maker of highly advanced markerless motion capture systems. The company’s Stage line of products serve a number of leading global customers and was the recipient of the 2009 Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Computing Systems.
For additional information, please visit www.organicmotion.com.
About Zero C Seven, Inc.
Zero C Seven, Inc. is a leading Motion Capture systems distributor company in Japan focused on both Academic and Entertainment market. Located in center of Tokyo and have a enough-space showroom for visitors. We are handling several cutting-edge products like Stage, together with the concept of "Redefining the MoCap Future."
For additional information, please visit www.0c7.co.jp.
About The University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute
The University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute exists to nurture leading edge education between the arts, communications, engineering and the sciences, utilizing advanced media systems and digital culture. Through the use of interactive tools and technologies, the Institute promotes transdisciplinary creativity across classrooms, continents and cultures.
For additional information, please visit www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu.
Organic Motion and Stage are trademarks of Organic Motion, Inc. in the USA.
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