Siggraph 2002 In August of 2002, we debued our Public Anemone installation at the Siggraph Emerging Technology Exhibit in Austin, TX.
This exhibit combined several core technologies:
- Integrated show controls that turn the terrarium into an intelligent stage. - Interactive, autonomous robot performers with natural and expressive motion that combines techniques from animation and robot control. - Real-time, stereo vision that tracks multiple features on multiple people.
Together, these elements create a physically interactive, ever changing, multi-sensory experience (including, sight, sound, touch, and even smell). The performance follows a storyline where certain elements occur each time, yet audience participation allows the experience to be different every time.