Virtual reality & interactive performances

  • Posted on: 14 March 2017
  • By: Lan Chunyuan
Monday, March 13, 2017
Asreen Rostami,Stockholm University, Sweden
In this talk Asreen will discuss the challenges in designing for new types of interactive performances. Challenges exist in terms of how to design technology but also in how to understanding the interplay between narration and audiences. While systems like VR offer the possibility of new types of immersive and dramatic experiences, how can these be effectively used by directors and creators? She also focuses on the use of bio-sensors and bodily tracking technologies to afford new ways for artists to engage with audiences, and for audiences to become part of the artwork.

 Asreen Rostami is a PhD candidate in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), under supervision of Dr. Louise Barkhuus and Dr. Chiara Rossitto within the ACT in Communication with Technology (ACT) group at the University of Stockholm, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV). She is also a visiting student at the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre. Her research focuses on Mixed-Reality Performances and how interactive technologies can be designed for interactive performance, audience participation as well as performers interaction. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Science with focus on Social Media and Web Technologies from Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her thesis was part of an ICT for Development project on designing interactive mobile services to promote civic participation in Northern Uganda. She completed her Bachelor on Computer Science (Software Technology major) from Azad University, Iran.