Gulliver Project: Performers and Visitors


Nijholt, A. (2002) Gulliver Project: Performers and Visitors. In: Proceedings EVA 2002 Florence: "Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts", 18-22 March 2002, Florence, Italy (pp. pp. 241-244).

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Abstract:This paper discusses two projects in our research environment. The Gulliverproject, an ambitious project conceived by some artists connected to our research efforts, and the Aveiro-project, as well ambitious, but with goals that can be achieved beause of technological developments, rather than be dependent on artistic and ‘political’ (read: financial) sources. Both projects are on virtual and augmented reality. The main goal is to design inhabited environments, where ‘inhabited’ refers to autonomous agents and agents that represent humans, realtime or off-line, visiting the virtual environment and interacting with other agents. The Gulliver environment has been designed by two artists: Matjaž Štuk and Alena Hudcovicová. The Aveiro project is a research effort of a group of researchers trying to design models of intelligence and interaction underlying the behavior of (groups of) agents inhabiting virtual worlds. In this paper we survey the current state of both projects and we discuss current and future attempts to have music performances by virtual and real performers in these environments.
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