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Interactive Performance: Dramatic Improvisation in a Mixed Reality Environment for Learning

  • Jeff Wirth
  • Anne E. Norris
  • Dan Mapes
  • Kenneth E. Ingraham
  • J. Michael Moshell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)

Abstract

A trained interactive performer uses a combination of head-motion capture and a new desktop gesture/posture control system to enact five avatars on a screen, as those avatars interact face-to-face with a participant/trainee. The inter-actor, assisted by a narrator/operator, provides voices for all five on-screen characters and leads the participant through a story-driven improvisational experience. This paper focuses on the processes of scenario development, inter-actor training and production management in the new creative discipline of interactive performance in mixed reality environments.

Keywords

interactive performance mixed reality avatar role-playing learning training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Wirth
    • 1
  • Anne E. Norris
    • 2
  • Dan Mapes
    • 3
  • Kenneth E. Ingraham
    • 4
  • J. Michael Moshell
    • 5
  1. 1.Wirth CreativeOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.College of NursingUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Simulation & TrainingU. of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  4. 4.Interactor Simulation Systems, Inc.OrlandoUSA
  5. 5.School of Visual Arts & DesignU. of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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