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Playtime for Punctum: Augmented Role-Play

Alexander, Nicholas (2020) Playtime for Punctum: Augmented Role-Play. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Alexander, Nicholas
Abstract:

Using a technology stack - stereoscopic camera, hand tracking, and VR - a combination of live video feed and virtual elements are integrated into a mixed reality experience featuring a player and a performer. The mix of live video with virtual augmentation allows access to expressive capabilities sharing affordances with games, performance, and role-playing. The production, called Playtime for Punctum, was realized by applying a research-creation methodology inspired by theatrical devising techniques, particularly improvisation, alongside conventional creative practices. The process was documented with an eye to the shifting roles required by the researcher, and the affordance of this augmented role-play format was explored, documented and analyzed in order to highlight insights that may be useful for future creators in related fields.

Date: April 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augmented role-play, research-creation, augmented space, mixed reality, performance, interactivity, technology stack
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 05:32
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 05:32
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2990

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