Mediating Performance Through Virtual Agents

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Giannachi, Gabriella ; Gillies, Marco ; Kaye, Nick ; Swapp, David (2009)
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This paper presents the process of creation of virtual agents used in a virtual reality performance. The performance aimed to investigate how drama and performance could inform the creation of virtual agents and also how virtual reality could raise questions for drama and performance. The virtual agents were based on the performance of 2 actors. This paper describes the process of preparing the actors, capturing their performances and transferring them to the virtual agents. A second set of agents was created using\ud non-professional 'naive performers' rather than actors.
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