"Augmenting an Art Form: Technologically Extending Live Performance with the Opera of the Future Group"
Computer Science Talk by Elly Jessop '08
Elly Jessop '08 will discuss her research as a doctoral student in the Opera of the Future research group at the MIT Media Lab, working at the intersection of live performance, gesture and music. Drawing on her Amherst computer science and theater and dance majors, she explores the ways that technology and the arts can combine to create new means of expression and qualities of experience, through work from technologically enhanced musical instruments and interactive art installations to a "robotic opera." Her doctoral thesis work focuses on new high-level analysis frameworks for recognition and extension of physical performance, including the development of systems to intelligently capture and analyze expressive qualities of movement and voice.