Posts Tagged ‘Mixed Reality’

Previsualization and the Cultural Divide: How Filmmakers Are Creating Immersive VR and Leaving It On the Set

While on the second night of the incredible 5D Flux Conference on transmedia at USC two weeks ago, Henry Jenkins moderated a discussion with a number of luminaries from the previsualization and motion capture industries, including Chris deFaria (Warner Bros), Ron Frankel (Proof Inc), and Habib Zargarpour (Microsoft Studios).  The topic was on digital design and world building in the narrative media landscape – a topic that is vitally relevant to virtual reality, and couldn’t have been more timely.
I had no idea how intertwined the mocap and previz industries were within the film industry, and its incredible how much it …

Bringing Back Laser Tag: Mixed Reality and the commercialization of Motion Capture

We all experienced it at some point in the nineties (or eighties) – the excitement of recharging guns, flashing lights, black light induced obstacles, and hefty battle-ready cyber vests.  Laser tag was the culmination of a cybernetic cultural fantasy, an experience that brought environments found in TRON and Blade Runner to life.  At a very young age, I found myself running, dodging, and killing in an immersive deathmatch – it was like living a videogame, before I really knew what a videogame was.  It’s an attraction that has waned since the rise of the information age, having lost its imagination …

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Asking the computer to generate music itself, we encounter what has been called “the computer music problem.” Whereas computers are extremely potent at processing rules and analyzing large amounts of data, we are not very good at formalizing creative and high-quality music performance and composition (if indeed this can be formalized at all). Thus, we are incapable of telling a computer how to go about composing good music — Simon Egenfeldt Nielson, Understanding Video games

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