Body RemiXer

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Extending Bodies to Stimulate Social Connection in an Immersive Installation

Body RemiXer con­nects bodies through move­ment. It is an expe­ri­en­tial pro­jec­tion based Virtual Reality instal­la­tion that explores novel forms of embod­ied inter­ac­tion between mul­ti­ple par­tic­i­pants where their bodies mix into a shared embod­ied rep­re­sen­ta­tion pro­duc­ing a play­ful inter­ac­tion that aims to sup­port the feel­ing of con­nec­tion and self-transcendence. Body RemiXer is both an artis­tic instal­la­tion and a research plat­form for inves­ti­ga­tion the notions of rela­tion of our bodies with our sense of “self”.

30sec short video:

 

2min video:

Here’s our pre­sen­ta­tion from SIGGRAPH 2020:

 

And at Laval 2020:

 

For more details, see here

Publications

Desnoyers-Stewart, J., Stepanova, E. R., Riecke, B. E., & Pennefather, P. (2020, July). Body RemiXer: : Extending Bodies to Stimulate Social Connection in an Immersive Installation. Siggraph 2020 Full Art Paper, Washington, DC, US. (Download)
Desnoyers-Stewart, J., Stepanova, E. R., Riecke, B. E., & Pennefather, P. (2020, April). Body RemiXer. Curated Virtual Reality Exhibition pre­sented at the Recto VRsa: Intenational Art and Virtual Reality Festival, Laval, France. Retrieved from https://rectovrso.laval-virtual.com/en/home/
Desnoyers-Stewart, J., Stepanova, E. R., & Riecke, B. E. (2019, September). Body RemiXer. Invited Virtual Reality Exhibition pre­sented at the Help my Grandma Day Launch, Surrey, BC, Canada.
Desnoyers-Stewart, J., Stepanova, E. R., & Riecke, B. E. (2019, November). Body RemiXer. Curated Virtual Reality Exhibition pre­sented at the 2019 Provincial Summit on Aging, Richmond, BC, Canada.
Desnoyers-Stewart, J. (2019, November). Abstract Embodiment for Social Connection in VR. Invited Talk pre­sented at the VR/AR Global Summit 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Desnoyers-Stewart, J., Stepanova, E. R., & Riecke, B. E. (2019, June). Body RemiXer. Curated & peer-reviewed Virtual Reality Exhibition pre­sented at the Fun Palace Carnival of Mixed Realities, Center for Digital Media (CDM), Vancouver, BC, Canada. Retrieved from https://thecdm.ca/events/2019–06-25/the-fun-palace-carnival-mixed-realities