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Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information initial report open to public comment

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:54:59 +0000

For the last year I’ve been co-chairing an ICANN working group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information, an issue which will arise once the current ASCII-based Whois directory of domain name contacts is replaced by a system allowing domain name holders to input data in their own languages and scripts. Yesterday was the big […]

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The UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk)

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:16:14 +0000

At the UCL DigiFest 2014 (ucldigifest.org), the Music Systems Engineering Research Team led by Dr Nicolas Gold (UCL Computer Science/UCLDH) ran a 1.5hr session for people interested in digital music.  Participants learned about building digital instruments using the Pure Data programming language, explored the sonic possibilities of synthesised sounds, and then came together as a […]

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Digital Excursion: Seeing the World in Three Dimensions

Publication date: Jan 26, 2011 12:38 PM

Start: Mar 14, 2011 05:30 PM
End: Mar 14, 2011 07:00 PM

Location: UCL, the CAVE

Digital Excursions

In this Digital Excursion we will visit the CAVE (map), UCL's Immersive Virtual Environments Laboratory, where Anthony Steed and David Swapp will demonstrate a current CAVE project.

The project to be demonstrated is co-partnered with Lancaster University Department of Psychology and the National Centre for Computer Animation and focuses on aspects of social interaction with virtual characters. Time permitting, other projects may be demonstrated as well. Concurrently in the foyer, there will be a demonstration of large scale haptic (touch) interfaces and discussion of current and future research directions.

The Immersive VR Lab is a facility for research spanning a broad range of academic disciplines. Current and recent collaborations include projects with partners in engineering, architecture, drama, social psychology and neuroscience. All of these projects share the research goal of understanding how to make virtual reality effective; to this end researchers at the facility perform experiments with participants, using a range of media from desktop setups to immersive VR in a CAVE-like display system, incorporating various modes of interaction. The research aims to find out what makes a difference to our sense of presence in a virtual environment, and our sense of co-presence with other people.

Anthony Steed is a Professor and head of the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group at the UCL Department of Computer Science. His research area is real-time interactive virtual environments, with particular interest in mixed-reality systems, large-scale models and collaboration between immersive facilities.

David Swapp is a Research Fellow working in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group, and is also manager of the UCL Immersive VR Lab. His principle research areas are in motion capture, character animation and multimodal perceptual issues that affect experiences and interactions within virtual environments.

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