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ERENA

"Electronic aRENAs for culture, performance, art and entertainment"


Period: November 1997 - September 2000
Type: European Research
Status: Completed

Overview

eRENA is focused on inhabited information spaces to support new forms of cultural experiment spanning arts, performance and entertainment. eRENA will involve long term research into a range of spatial technologies, especially multi-user virtual environments, coupled to new forms of artistic content and an understanding of social interaction.

The problems to be addressed include representation of different human participants at appropriate level of detail; supporting the representation and behavior of different kinds of agents; and supporting the representation, behavior and management of collective humans and agents (developing aggregation techniques for representing crowds).

MIRALab's contribution

MIRALab is involved in the representation and behavior of the participants in electronic arenas. Participants may be humans or agents (e.g., virtual actors) and might participate in different ways (e.g., as performer, artists, producer, and audience members).

Partners

British Telecommunications
Great Britain
www.bt.com

Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab)
Switzerland
vrlab.epfl.ch

GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH
Germany
www.imk.fraunhofer.de

Illuminations Ltd
Great Britain
www.illumin.co.uk

KTH- Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden
cid.nada.kth.se

MIRALab, University of Geneva
Switzerland
www.miralab.ch

University of Nottingham
Great Britain
www.mrl.nott.ac.uk

Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM)
Germany
www.zkm.de

Publications