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Heroes: The Making of an Interactive, Mixed-Reality Duet

This mixed reality piece reinterprets an original choreography set to David Bowie's iconic song “Heroes.”A Samsung Gear headset immerses the viewer in 360 degree VR with an athletic dance set in the historic United Artists Theatre in Los Angeles.Then a HoloLens adorned with a crown transforms another room into mixed reality with virtual avatars animated through motion capture. The viewer merges with the dancers, affecting pacing and scene changes, the exploration culminating in the pure delight of holographs dancing in the palm of one’s hand.Heroes premiered at Sundance New Frontier 2017, in collaboration with Melissa Painter and MPC VR. With support from Unity Technologies, Oculus, Nokia Ozo, The Theater at Ace Hotel, House of Moves, AMD Radeon, HP.

Shown at Sundance 2017, Siggraph 2017
Gear VR experience available on Oculus store.
Press on HEROES includes: Documentary, TechCrunch, The Verge, Refinery29, LA Times, Wareable

Credits

Studio / Agency
MAP Design Lab
MPC VR
Helios Dance Theater

Service Provided
Avatar Design
Real time VFX R&D

With The Support Of
Unity Technologies, Oculus, Nokia Ozo, The Theater at Ace Hotel, House of Moves, AMD Radeon, HP

// 2017

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// 3D  Silouettes

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// Shader Development

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// Unity Integration

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