Thecla Schiphorst

Intentional Grammars

Networked Gestural Analysis for Mixed Realities



The Intentional Grammars research is investigating, designing and implementing a predictive and encoded gesture-based approach to transform and reduce the motion data for transmission in a networked environment. This research will be based on emerging knowledge in the domain of experiential movement analysis, and is being built upon Credo Interactive's Life Forms movement tool and its new research project, the I-Move single stream video translation system. Gestures encapsulate the intent of the motion performed by the user in an input video stream. Thus, only the important characteristics of the motion are transmitted to other users in a multi-user application. The transmitted gestural information will also contain encoding for synchronization, interpretation and re-creation of motion data at the destination. An example is a multi-player networked game scenario, where players use video camera input to represent their movement and interactions while connected to their computer. A key to the analysis and categorization of gesture will be modeling intentionality within the gesture.

KünstlerInnen / AutorInnen


Deutschland, 2001

Partner / Sponsoren

Credo Interactive, TechBC [Technical University of British Columbia], Electronic Arts, NewMic Foundation

Eingabe des Beitrags

Thecla Schiphorst, 15.06.2001



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