Interactive Opera

A specific CALLAS Proof-of-Concept targeted affective edutainment by facilitating children approach (target is 6 to 13 years old) to the Opera by offering them the possibility to drive the behaviour of animated characters on a Virtual stage. This Proof-of-Concept is very relevant in the strategy of Fondazione Teatro Massimo, a CALLAS partner, for its educational program targeting schools in Italy:  "La Scuola va al Massimo" [Sept/09 La Scuola va al Massimo].
The demonstrator, installed at Sala degli Stemmi of  Teatro Massimo in Palermo by Digital Video, resulted very attractive since its 1st presentation during the Teatro Massimo 2008 Concert Season and at CALLAS event at CIMCIM 2009 in Rome, at Santa Cecilia. Watch a video of Interactive Opera here, see also poster.

The  development is based on the  CALLAS Framework it makes usage of several input components: The audio-video installation is based on a emotional interaction station, input touch screens, camera and microphones.
A Video Tutorial is explaining how the get Ekmanian emotion using system devices. Ekmanian emotions behaviour for characters is defined, with subtitles, to allow children focus on the plot of the action, music and sound library. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 21:22