User in the Trial the Trail
low-cost VR system
|When we read a novel or watch a film,
we may identify with the protagonist. In virtual reality the
relationship is more direct; the user is the protagonist.
This is the starting point for my research in virtual drama. I
construct a dramatic environment in which the user, as the main
protagonist, interacts with virtual characters. The fiction that
results is something that happens to the user; the application does not
simply tell her a story, it actively involves her in a chain of events
with emotional implications. These works are typically designed
for projected, immersive virtual reality systems (such as the
CAVE). This means the user is not looking at a monitor but is immersed
in sound and 3D graphics and wears a tracking system in order to
interact with the virtual world.
This research has three main areas
Starting in 2005, I also became more interested in Intermedia Performance, combining virtual actors and smart sets with live performers and real sets.
|Virtual Drama projects|