Body Maps: The Virtual Body Project

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  • Body Narratives

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  • Body Maps: The Virtual Body Project

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  • This is an installation project based on the interactive body tracking software called StillDancing, a motion capture and body mapping software which defines interactions with Life Forms, a computer choreographic tool for dance. This paper will describe the development of the StillDancing motion capture software, and the BodyMaps installation which is based on that software. Movement phrases in Life Forms, can now be accessed and explored with real-time sampled movement phrases input directly from a participant “dancing” within the system.

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