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Tuesday, July 1 • 11:30 - 12:56
Augmented Stage for Participatory Performances

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Augmented Stage for Participatory Performances
Dario Mazzanti, Victor Zappi, Darwin Caldwell, Andrea Brogni
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Queen Mary University of London, DreamsLab - Scuola Normale Superiore

Long Paper

Designing a collaborative performance requires the use of paradigms and technologies which can deeply influence the whole piece experience. In this paper we define a set of six variables, and use them to describe and evaluate a number of platforms for participatory performances. Based on this evaluation, the Augmented Stage is introduced. Such concept describes how Augmented Reality techniques can be used to superimpose a performance stage with a virtual environment, populated with interactive elements. The manipulation of these objects allows spectators to contribute to the visual and sonic outcome of the performance through their mobile devices, while keeping their freedom to focus on the stage. An interactive acoustic rock performance based on this concept was staged. Questionnaires distributed to the audience and performers' comments have been analyzed, contributing to an evaluation of the presented concept and platform done through the defined variables.


Dario Mazzanti

Fellow - PhD, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
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Victor Zappi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Universtiy of British Columbia
_Electronic engineer in love with Music and New Media Art | _DMI design and test, vocal synthesis, embedded technologies, Virtual and Augmented Reality, dance and movement | _We don't necessarily have to talk about work ( ;

Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:30 - 12:56
New Academic Building: LG02

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