The Center For Metahuman Exploration: Project Paradise




 
  • ©1997, The Center For Metahuman Exploration, Project Paradise
  • ©1997, The Center For Metahuman Exploration, Project Paradise

Artist(s):


Title:


Project Paradise

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 1998: Touchware

Creation Year:


1997

Medium:


Interactive Telepresence Installation

Category:


Installation

Artist Statement:


In Project Paradise, a telepresence installation that enables two isolated participants to interact with each other by projecting themselves into a remote “paradise;’ participants “inhabit” the bodies of remote human avatars to engage in “physical” interaction. The interaction occurs through telerobotics, live video, and audio conversation between participants. Visitors control the mechanically augmented human avatars as live video returns first-person perspectives of the environment. Through the empathy invoked by the human avatars, Project Paradise extends traditional telepresence to engage in sending and receiving human will and emotion.