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LIFT 2019

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Keynote at LIFT Helsinki, 24th of October, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

Captured – Storytelling with digital doubles

Currently many apps allow people to create a virtual likeness from themselves for fun social media purposes, but can digital double became an agent in a narrative simulation? Captured explores digital doubles as actors in a collective scenario depicting social injustice.

Captured is an immersive experience, which captures your face and creates a new identity for you in a collective scenario taking place in virtual world. Captured enables people to step into virtual world as a digital double, making them actors and spectators in the same time. The doubles participate in a simulation depicting an unsettling cyclical performance of social humiliation, each taking different roles in the so-called bullying triangle, consisting the bully, the target or the bystander.

Inhabiting the image

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Alexa Steinbruck from Storytellers United interviewed me, Alap Parikh and Tyler Henry about Captured. We discuss about narrative possibilities of realtime 3D face reconstruction – technology and collaboration across three different continents. Read the story ->

EEVR #21 Community meeting

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Captured – narrative simulation with AI controlled doubles. Presentation together with Marko Tandefelt at EEVR #21 Community meeting hosted by MEDIT – TLU Center of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture, Tallin, Estonia. Dec 15, 1 pm.