Active Space: Interactive Videodance Lisa Naugle and John Crawford, with Frederic Bevilacqua
Interactive Videodance, a Beall-sponsored research project in the Active Space environment, makes its premiere this year in a performance and installation sequence in the Beall Center. During the performances, "expert users" (dancers and choreographers) will demonstrate the artistic potential of the system. In the installation component, "novice users" (visitors) will be able to "play" the space, improvising and exploring new ways to interact with others through computer technology. The Active Space Residency at the Beall Center will feature an exciting new area of digital arts exploration: interactive interfaces that create new forms of communication between people and computers, freeing us from the bonds of mouse and keyboard. The Active Space environment combines the human body with video sensing systems, motion capture animation, software development, and interactive video and sound design to generate visual imagery and sound.