Poster Abstract for the Second Virtual Social Interaction Workshop 2016

We are very proud to announce that a Poster of our research will be presented during the Second Virtual Social Interaction Workshop 2016 in MediaCity (Manchester), during 12th and 13th of July, 2016.

Author: Rosella Galindo
CoAuthors: Pat Healey, Matt Delbridge, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver.

This research aims to develop new mixed-reality stage environments for the project ‘Green Screening’: a workshop for stroke survivors, created by the performance company ‘Split Britches’.

The workshop process currently uses chroma-key techniques to place stroke survivors in a fantasy world of their own making. The underlying idea is that this provides a productive and therapeutic way for them to fill in the ‘blank spaces’ left behind after a stroke with new images and insights. The objective of this project is to provide a new, more effective technical infrastructure for this project that goes beyond chroma-key by taking advantage of the potential for projecting embodied interaction into a virtual environment.

We explore the concept of real-time configurable digital scenography for a live audience, as a means to push a stroke survivor’s imagination and creativity forward and aiming to answer the questions: Can performance techniques help people to recover from a stroke? And how is stroke survivors’ experience transformed through the implementation of mixed-reality techniques?

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