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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Natural User Interface Design for Engaging Art and Performance

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In this session new media artists Joao Beira and Jerome Morrison explore how new technologies for natural user interface design can engage participants in the visual and performing arts. Following a presentation of their own work, the artists will discuss the affordances and drawbacks to natural user interfaces in expressive performance design. The artists will detail how a number of different interface technologies work, such as the leap motion sensor, Kinect, infrared cameras, and discuss the pros and cons of each. Through joining this session, participants will gain an overview of current tools and techniques for embodied interface design and how they can used to create an engaging visual and performing arts experience.

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Joao Beira

Visual Artist, Datagrama
João Beira is a visual artist merging 3D projection design with interactive media. He is the founder and creative director of Datagrama. He is currently pursuing a dual degree PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and University of Porto, Portugal, which focuses on the integration... Read More →
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Jerome Morrison

Co-Founder Pseudoholographic Interactive Engineer, Psiplay
In 2011 while pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in New Media Studio at East Tennessee State University, Jerome studied the process of game design and integrating the Microsoft Kinect for the purpose of making immersive experiences. His final project, the pseudoholographic interactive... Read More →
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Matthew Mosher

Artist/Faculty, Brushfire LLC
Boston native Matthew Mosher redefines contemporary art through interactive installations, public performances, and digital media. After receiving a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in furniture design in 2006, Mosher traveled around the world independently investigating... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon 3

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