Fri, 08 Dec 2006 19:00:00 -0500
The Reception is a cross-disciplinary performance event utilizing tele-immersion technology and dance choreography in a live theatrical environment. Using 48 cameras located at UC Berkeley and 10 cameras located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, the tele-immersion software will capture images of the performers, and in semi-real time, reconstruct and display the data in 3D creating a new form of bi-located remote presence. This information will be used to create dances and imagery, which resonate between virtual and real worlds, demonstrating new possibilities for visual, tactile, kinesthetic and proprioceptive communication. Following the performance there will be an informal symposium to address questions raised by the performance and provide a vehicle for critical response to the work.