e-Dance Session

E-Dance session over the Access Grid

E-Dance session over the Access Grid

It has been a while since I made a post, so I thought I would add a quick note about e-Dance. Last week we had an e-Dance project research session in the KMi Podium area. The project is researching the use of the Access Grid for distributed dance.

We used the Access Grid to connect with our colleagues at Manchester University. We had Helen Bailey from Bedford University dancing here at KMi and Sita Popat from Leeds University dancing at Manchester. At each location there was a camera on the dancer and then the camera stream of both dancers was projected up as two semi-transparent over-layed windows. In this way, the dancers could experiment with dancing together when they where actually not co-located.

It was very interesting to watch the way the dancers tried to interact and the way they played with their spacial positioning to each other. I look forward to the next session greatly!