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Supporting Distributed Co-Presence and Immersion-Based Creativity

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Collection Date: January 7, 2009
Scholar #1 Info: (if more than one scholar's process is described, copy this set for each scholar)

  • Name: Lisa Wymore
  • Email:
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
  • Institution/Organization: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: Dance (performing)

Collector Info (can be the same as "Scholar" above):

  • Name: Lisa Wymore
  • Email:
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
  • Institution/Organization: University of California, Berkeley

Notes on Methodology:

Please briefly describe the collection methods used (eg. "self report", "questionnaire", "ethnographic interview")


The scope section is provided by the collector, with input from the scholar(s), and attempts to estimate the scope of the group that performs the processes described: How broadly do the practices described in this narrative apply to others in same field, in related fields, etc?

  1. In the opinion of the scholar, who participates in the process the story describes?
    (e.g. "just this scholar", "many people in the scholar's field of inquiry", "all academics", etc.)
  2. What is this process intended to accomplish for the scholar?
  3. Who is the intended audience of the processes described?
  4. Is this the only process the scholar uses to accomplish his/her goals?
  5. What "shared services" would help transform the story into something of more benefit for the scholar or his/her audience?  What process or processes in the story could be automated?

What can Bamboo address regarding my project?
Description of Collaboration: I work with 3 Tele-Immersion labs (UC Berkeley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and UC Davis). We are a collection of computer engineers/scientists and dance artists working on the concept of distributed co-presence and immersion-based creativity. The resources that we are developing to share include: creating compatible Tele-Immersion labs at numerous cites and the sharing of Tele-immersion data collected during experiments and performances. The needs of this project are twofold and require technology. One: develop the actual physical TI laboratories are inherently about live communication between numerous users. Two: sharing of visual data and other information collected during experiments and performances that other artists and computer engineers can utilize to make new things, catalog, analyze, etc. This project has less to do with sharing of existing collections and tools and more to do with making new artistic and scientific artifacts (and discoveries around the creative process) using a new technology. What is missing from this project on a "shared" level are the following: more TI labs and connecting with other artists, humanists and social scientists, etc. who are also interested in digital performance, the digital body, TI, art making using distributed VR technology, etc. Basically letting other people know about the data that is being collected and the technology that is being developed and finding ways to collaborate with others interested in this new sphere of performance and virtual co-presence.

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  1. Unknown User (rjaffe)

    Note that ws-content is not exactly what has been asked for, though it might come later. Perhaps, at this point, this narrative is not applicable to the Work Spaces group. (Two things that are being sought:  tele-immersion production spaces and scholars interested in this type of research.)