Motion Capture Methodologies Workshop, 25th-26th June, University of Sussex

My Sussex colleagues Kirk Woolford and Sally Jane Norman are organising a very interesting interdisciplinary workshop on motion capture. I won’t be able to attend as I will be involved in producing a documentation of a GPS sound walk on exactly those days – capturing motion as well.

If  other sound and music -interested people are interested, here is the workshop information – sign up quickly as this is a very popular event:

University of Sussex Motion Capture Methodologies Workshop
25th-26th June, Lighthouse, Brighton

The University of Sussex is delighted to host an interdisciplinary workshop on motion capture, as part of the methodologies workshop series organised by UK higher education bodies AHESSC (Arts & Humanities e-Science Support
Centre
) and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), in collaboration with the Motion in Place Platform Project. These events share experience and interests across specific digital development sectors that are nurturing research in the
arts and humanities.

The workshop will take place on June 25th-26th at Lighthouse in central Brighton. It will consist of brief plenary presentations on projects and their technical environments interspersed with informal networking sessions and ample time for questions and
discussion. Motion capture resources and related software products will be available for demonstrations and project-oriented discussions. A reception organised in partnership with Lighthouse on the evening of Friday 25th will provide further networking opportunities with regional cultural representatives. Workshop presenters are as follows:

– Helen Bailey, Division of Performing Arts and English, University of Bedfordshire
– Stuart Dunn, AHeSSC, King’s College London
– Donald Glowinski, InFoMus Lab, Faculty of Engineering, University of Genoa
– David Green, Culture Lab, Newcastle University
– Carlos Guedes, Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo, Instituto Politécnico do Porto
– Iwona Hrynczenko, Department of Game Development, Gotland University
– Ali Kord, Animazoo, Brighton
– Sally Jane Norman, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex
– Matt Oughton, Vicon, Oxford
– David Pirro, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz
– Gretchen Schiller, School of Arts, Brunel University
– Martin White, School of Informatics, University of Sussex
– Kirk Woolford, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex

The workshop is free of charge and can accommodate approximately 50 participants in total. We therefore request prompt notification from persons wishing to attend for the two full days (beginning at 9:30am Friday 25th and ending at 4pm on Saturday 26th). Given high demand and limited capacity, only persons fully committed to attend should register by forwarding the attached response to Cecile Chevalier (cc’d).

Related University of Sussex events over the next months will focus on the development of the Motion in Place Platform, an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project (Motion in Place Platform Project), to be hosted by the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (under construction, see www.sussex.ac.uk/acca).

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