Following on from the two previous successes of the International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO’14) at IRCAM (Paris, France) in 2014, as well as MOCO’15 at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) in 2015, we are pleased to announce MOCO’16, which will be hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece. MOCO’16 will be organized by MINES ParisTech, (France) in co-operation with the Paris 8 University (France), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greece) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
The vision of MOCO’16 is to bring together academics, researchers, engineers, designers, technologists, technocrats, creative artists, anthropologists, museologists, ergonomists and other practitioners interested in the phenomenon of the symbiosis between the human and the creative process, e.g. dancer-digital medias, musician-instrument, craftsman-object etc. This symbiosis takes the form of an interactional and gravitational relationship, where the human element is both a trigger and a transmitter, connecting perception (mind/environment interaction and cognition), knowledge (theoretical understanding of a process) and gesture (semantic motor skills). MOCO’16 invites researchers that have experiences of capturing the combined key elements of perception, knowledge and gesture/movement. MOCO’16 will be of interest to artists who work on the elucidation of the intersection between art, meaning cognition and technology by unlocking the hidden components in human creativity. The workshop also provides a forum for industrial partners, for whom the movement and gestures of the workers/operators consist of key elements in terms of ergonomics and health, to see and present state-of-the-art technologies.
A key feature of the MOCO’16 Workshop will be to open some of its demonstrations and artistic activities to the public-at-large in order to provide this extended audience with the opportunity to be informed about current scientific issues and topics by experts in an informal setting.
Professor at Center for Robotics, Philippe Fuchs talked about 360° immersion at “What’s Next”, 360° Immersion, in october, the 13th which took place at l’Usine – Saint-Denis. With the increasingly offer of HMD accessible to the general public (due to their low cost), it seems legitimate that the use of this type of device, quite intrusive, asks at least questions of public health.
Alexis Paljic has been invited to perform the inaugural presentation at the INC Day 2015 Conference. This year, the INC Day is dedicated to the many applications of Virtual Reality in Neurocience, Psychology and Psychiatry.
Snapshot of Alexis Paljic (MINES ParisTech) keynote during INC Day 2015 Conference
MINES ParisTech researcher and specialist in Virtual Reality, Alexis Paljic offered some elements of answers to the question “How far can we trust VR for the Simulation of Real Human Activities ?”.
Videos of the presentations are available on the website INC Day 2015.
The workshop take place at MINES ParisTech on mars, 26th. It was a great success with a lot of participants and many interesting debates and discussions. Here you can find the slides given by the speakers
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