Introduction

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab. I’m a Master’s Degree student at Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers. My work focuses on VTubers and virtual characters that enable people to perform and express their virtual identity. My research is conducted through a gender approach, questioning how human interactions, self-expression, and kinship relations are re-negotiated in a more than human world. This will be my final article for GREE VR Studio Laboratory.

Credit: Liudmila Bredikhina. My VTuber persona and my real self

Motivation

I’ve decided to focus on Japanese VTubers for my…


About me

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab, and I’m a Master’s Degree student at Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers.

Introduction

Welcome to the final stage of VTech Challenge 2020 (Figure 1)! In 2019, GREE VR Studio Laboratory organized the first edition of VTechChallenge2019, which was a special student contest on VTuber technology specialization. VTechChallenge2019 was held at the end of February 2019, during the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic in Japan. Due to the prevention measures for health security, the public…


About me

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab, and I’m a Master’s Degree student at Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers.

Introduction

From August 8th to August 16th, KIDS’ WORKSHOP2020 (https://www.roppongihills.com/en/sp/workshop/2020/) was organized by Mori Buildings in Roppongi, Japan. This year, there were 36 workshops of 24 different types (online and offline). GREE VR Studio Lab participated in the KIDS’WORKSHOP 2020 with an online workshop in Hubs called “Let’s study about Live Entertainment production in WebVR!”. Kids were offered to experience cutting edge…


This is my VR international pitch event.

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab, and I’m a Master’s Degree student at Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers. In this article, I would like to report about Virtual Beings World Showcase 2020 “New Play Together.” It was the first time I co-organized an international pitch event in the virtual space.

[Digest] Virtual Beings World Showcase “New Play Together” in SIGGRAPH 2020 https://youtu.be/mO3GBzXeBzw

Introduction

Virtual Beings World Showcase 2020 “New Play Together” was the 2nd Birds of a Feather (“BoF”) workshop to showcase the rapidly growing phenomena of “Virtual Beings” (AI-driven storytelling…


About me

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab, and I’m a Master’s Degree student at the Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers.

Introduction

VRSionUp!8 was held on September 8th, 2020, from 7 pm — 9 pm JST. The title of this eight edition was “WebVR Online Event Development.” There is a rising demand for the technological development of online events during COVID-19. During this VRSionUp!, various researchers shared techniques for conducting such online events using WebVR. Simultaneously, there was a report on the…


About me

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Lab and I’m a Master’s Degree student at the Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers.

Left: Mila, Avatar myself.

Introduction: EMTECH and the musée du Quai Branly

On June 27th and 28th 2020, EMTECH (ERC-Funded Research Project “Emotional Machines: The Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan”) in cooperation with the Department of Research and Higher Education of the musée du Quai Branly — Jacques Chirac organized a digital conference “Desired Identities”. The organizers of this conference were Elena Giannoulis, Agnès Giard, and Berthold Frommann from the EMTECH…


Internship Report from Virtual Beings

Hi, my name is Liudmila Bredikhina. I’m a virtual intern at GREE VR Studio Laboratory, and I’m a Master’s Degree student at the Geneva University. I’m currently majoring in Asian Studies, and I research Japanese Virtual Beings, such as VTubers.

VRSionUP!7 speakers in Hubs

Introduction

On July 15th, 2020, during big changes surrounding VR live entertainment, a new edition of VRSionUp took place. VRSionUp is a set of VR research workshops series curated by GREE VR Studio Lab on the theme of “Discovering innovation through VR”. International and Japanese creators are invited to present on specific technologies (How), on concepts behind innovations (Why), and on…


Liudmila Bredikhina
GREE VR Studio Laboratory, Research Intern / University of Geneva

IEEE VR and VR in VR workshop

Since 1993, the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR) has been focusing on presenting results in the broad area of VR. The IEEE VR conference was supposed to be held in Atlanta, from March 22nd to 26th 2020. Due to COVID-19, the event switched to an all-online format, using Twitch for conference steaming. The main conference activities were organized in Mozilla Hubs (a series of virtual rooms were created and participants could attend keynotes, panels, and workshops in small groups). Other platforms included…


We have demonstrated “Real-Time Live” in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Brisbane. The title is “Global Bidirectional Remote Haptic Live Entertainment by Virtual Beings” (Official Info).

Full mix version: https://youtu.be/yTrDRKazksM

The presentation was not best in show. Anyway, here is a full scenario of this session.

Start in real

Hello everyone! My name is Akihiko Shirai, Director of GREE VR Studio Lab. We will be presenting: “Global Bidirectional Remote Haptic Live Entertainment by Virtual Beings” This is my first SIGGRAPH in Australia. and I want to show our real time live demo beyond the pacific ocean. …


March 1st to November 11th, 2019

I started my internship at GREE’s VR Studio Lab headed by Akihiko Shirai sensei on March 1st 2019 and will be ending my internship on November 11th due to having finished my projects in VR Studio Lab and needing to finish my PhD dissertation. During this almost 9 month long internship, my main tasks revolve around the evaluation of vTuber character and voice transformed audio in university classes as well as conducting Chinese vTuber platform and business research. Other activities I was involved in were onsite support and research presentation during SIGGRAPH 2019 in Los Angeles and VRSionUP! meetings that…

GREE VR Studio Lab

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