Volker Helzle

Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Institute of Animation

Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: The Next Generation Poetic Experience
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH Asia 2013: Art Gallery
    Abstract Summary:

    This paper presents the motivation, background and implementation of The Muses of Poetry, an interactive installation that combines dynamically generated character animation, semantic analysis, natural voice interaction and affect in poetry. Inspired by the subjectivity and ethereal quality of this literary art, we wanted to enhance the act of reciting poetry by providing a set of characters the possibility to “understand” and manifest the emotional content of the poems through facial expressions and affective speech. We believe that this original installation will bring poetry closer to a wider audience, while creating a playful, interactive and surprising experience for the user.