[Mar 23] TIP #9 Mo-Cap & Mixed Reality Workshop with Heidi Boisvert

This workshop will cover the pipeline for face and body tracking in both recorded and live motion capture coupled with machine learning techniques for retargeting avatars and triggering environmental cues in games, XR and live performance. Students employ motion capture suits, 3D modeling software, wearables and open-source libraries to control game engines, projection mapping software and show control systems. 

Date/Time: Saturday March 23, 2024 from noon – 5 pm

LOCATION: Harvestworks 596 Broadway Suite 602, NYC 10012 

MoCap Workshop 2023


Heidi Boisvert (PhD) is an interdisciplinary artist, experience designer, creative technologist, and academic researcher who interrogates the neurobiological and socio-cultural effects of media and technology. Simply put, she studies the role of the body, the senses, and emotion in human perception and social change. Boisvert is currently mapping the world’s first media genome, while taking great care with its far-reaching ethical implications. She founded futurePerfect lab, a creative agency and think-tank that works with social justice organizations to design playful emerging media campaigns to transform the public imagination. She also co-founded XTH, a company creating novel modes of expression through biotechnology and the human body. Presently, she is working with David Byrne on Theater of the Mind, a new immersive theater piece. Boisvert is an Assistant Professor of AI & the Arts at the University of Florida. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Norman Lear Center, a research affiliate in the Open Documentary Lab at MIT and a member of NEW INC’s Creative Science track. www.heidiboisvert.com/ http://www.futureperfectlab.com/

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