“Human trials intermedia performance” by Anstey, Bay-Cheng, Shapiro and Pape

  • ©Josephine Anstey, Sarah Bay-Cheng, Stuart C. Shapiro, and Dave Pape




    Human trials intermedia performance



    “Human Trials” is a networked, virtual, intermedia drama with human actors, intelligent agents and smart sets. The drama explores the intersection of virtual reality and embodied performance through an event designed both as an immersive experience for one participant, and as a non-immersive production for a live audience. This structural duality highlights the meta-theatricality potential of virtual reality performance and those outside it.


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    3. Shapiro, S. C. 2005. Mglair agents in virtual and other graphical environments. In Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA, 1704–1705.

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