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Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Sin categoría | 0 comments

Summer Workshop, Barcelona – Production of Pre-Recorded Experiences with The Machine

Summer Workshop, Barcelona – Production of Pre-Recorded Experiences with The Machine

DESCRIPTION: Across 5 afternoons, participants will be guided to experience different sets of The Machine to Be Another, learn and train how to create Embodied VR Experiences, and to co-create a new piece in immersive video for Embodied Virtual Reality. Researchers from BeAnotherLab will guide the process and offer immersive cameras, sets of first-person cameras and Oculus Rifts   DATES: 2nd or 3rd week of August (confirm your interest here)* PROGRAM: 5 sessions of 4 hours each Session 1: Presentation. Experiences with different sets of The Machine To Be Another. Brainstorming for immersive experiences production. Session 2: Ideation, Storyline, Prototype of Embodiment interaction, Production Plan. Session 3: Production of Video and Protocols of interaction Session 4: Edition of Video and tests of protocols of interaction Session 5: Presentation day of the finalised Embodied VR experiences.   LANGUAGES: Spanish or English INVESTMENT: 120 euros CONTACT: beanotherlab@gmail.com . Please write “Hangar Workshop” on subject   *Workshop will only happen if we have the confirmation of a minimum of 5...

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Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Sin categoría | 0 comments

Case Study of TheMachineToBeAnother – MIT DocLab

The Limits of Virtual Reality: Debugging the Empathy Machine by Ainsley Sutherland “If you grip the handles, sir, you will… share his suffering, as you know, but that is not all. You will also participate in his… World-view’ is not the correct term. Ideology? No. […] No word will do, and that is the entire point. It cannot be described — it must be experienced.” — The Little Black Box, by Philip K. Dick (Published in Worlds of Tomorrow, 1964) The Machine to be Another is a performance piece that could almost be drawn from the eerily prescient world of 1960s science fiction. Outfitted with an Oculus Rift, headphones, and seated safely in a chair, participants swap perceptual systems with a performer. When I participated in the experience, I was guided blindfolded into a room. Opening my eyes, I found myself staring in a mirror at someone else’s face. As I slowly lifted my hands, I felt an eerie frisson at the minute delay between thought and action, a feeling that intensified when I...

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Awards | 0 comments

Fast Company’s innovation by design awards

Fast Company’s innovation by design awards

  We are honored to have been finalists in Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards, in the experimental area with our GenderSwap experiment!! A big thank you to everyone that made this possible. Again, it’s amazing to be next such incredible projects by amazing people! Congratulations to the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab for being the winner with it’s amazing project InFORM. Check all the finalists in the Experimental Innovation by Design Awards...

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Ars Electronica, Awards | 0 comments

Prix Ars Electronica!!

Prix Ars Electronica!!

We are extremely happy to announce that we were awarded a Honorary Mention from Ars Electronica!     BeAnotherLab received this Mention in the area of Interactive Art, and we’d love to share that since our beginning, it was among of our far-away goals. We are happy to be here, after two years of hard work  (: Our project was born from a very simple dream that many of us has had: how would it be like to see the world through the eyes of someone else? And would this make us better at understanding otherness? With this simple and beautiful premise, we imagined the world of possibilities that a Machine to Be Another would convey, and are happy to be recognized for sharing such possibilities with the world. Let the empathy flow!...

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Awards, Featured, Research, Sin categoría | 0 comments

Laval Virtual Award!

Laval Virtual Award!

BeAnotherLab is happy to announce that, in April of this year, we were awarded a Learning, Sciences and Humanities award from Laval Virtual!! Laval Virtual is among the biggest events of virtual reality throughout the world, and this year it awarded institutions such as the Tangible Media Group at MIT & the University of Tokyo. We are very happy to be between them! BeAnotherLab is an independent group that aims at empowering the world through Creative Commons technology for building empathy between individuals and groups. So far we have not relied on any external financial support, and it’s a big pride for us to be next to some of the most prestigious technology institutions for this award. Thanks to everyone for their support, without it we would have never reached...

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