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 WHOLE BODY INTERACTION: THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Liverpool John Moores University, UK, 22 - 23 November 2007 
Call for Participation

http://lister.cms.livjm.ac.uk/homepage/staff/cmsdengl/AHRC/index.html
Further details and registration information

Supported by the AHRC ICT Methods Network

The aim of this workshop is to promote critical discussion over virtual,
mixed and augmented reality and provide attendees with a critical
framework for tackling issues. 

Bill Buxton mused on what future archaeologist would make of today's
humans extrapolating from our current computer technology and came up
with a being with one eye, a dominant hand and two ears but lacking
legs, and a sense of smell or touch. He argued for greater involvement
in the whole person and their senses in human-computer interaction.
Artists have responded to this challenge by exploiting the various
technologies that fall under the general banner of virtual reality, and
support whole body interaction. Goldberg has also considered how
performers are not just concerned with the body and bodily actions but
also the relationship between performer and audience. 


Programme 


The first day of the workshop will include short presentations from
EPSRC and AHRC researchers that aim to promote discussion. These talks
will present the underpinning technologies and conceptual frameworks of
whole body interaction. There will also be demonstrations of relevant
technologies and art works, based on motion capture and camera vision. 

The second day will be small group discussions, leading on from ideas
from day one, aimed at delivering a framework for critical analysis and
thinking on whole body interaction. Delegates will be asked to bring
along their own examples of whole body art works to help initiate
discussion. 

Workshop Chair:

*	Dr David England <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> , 
	School of Computing and Maths
	Liverpool John Moores University 
	Byrom St, 
*	Liverpool L3 3AF UK
	0151 231 2271 
	[log in to unmask]

To register contact the workshop chair [log in to unmask] with your
name, contact details and a one page position statement. Please see
http://lister.cms.livjm.ac.uk/homepage/staff/cmsdengl/AHRC/reg.html for
conditions of registration. Registration will be limited to 40 people.
 
A workshop blog exists at http://www.arts-humanities.net/digital_body
for pre- and post-event discussion.
 

Eur Ing Dr David England MBCS CEng, 

Head of Computer Systems Group/Principal Lecturer 

http://lister.cms.livjm.ac.uk/homepage/staff/cmsdengl/

 

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