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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 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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Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Sin categoría | 0 comments

First public report from one being another @ the Verge

First public report from one being another @ the Verge

I am no longer Aaron Souppouris. I am a woman. I am a stranger. I stare down at the mask I hold in my hands, struggling to comprehend how those hands, which are clearly not mine, are allowing me to feel its curves and cracks. As I glance at the mirror in front of me, my new lip piercing glimmers under the harsh fluorescent lights. This is not a fever dream, not a hallucination, not even a video game. This is The Machine To be Another. Aaron Souppouris. check the full article @ The...

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Sin categoría | 0 comments

The Machine to Be Another and “Gender Swap” on PRESS

The Machine to Be Another and “Gender Swap” on PRESS

The group calls it the “Machine To Be Another.” Kind of weird and kind of cool, and to be honest, might make you a liiiittle bit uncomfortable. But the point is to get you out of your comfort zone.(…) This is just a part of the Machine to Be Another project. BeAnotherLab also foresees using Oculus Rift in various ways to teach empathy. For example, it has plans to use the device in the treatment and research of disabilities, as well as other ways that would let the wearer what’s its like to be someone different from them. (…) And if you aren’t convinced of how cool the Oculus Rift is by now, maybe you haven’t been paying attention GizModo Together, the goal of Be Another Lab is to explore the concepts of empathy through technology, science, and art (…) Be Another Lab takes a different, more visceral approach to exploring empathy. Instead of using digital avatars, the group uses performers to copy the movements of a subject: for example, racial...

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