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, virtual humans, VTubers, virtual influences, digital doubles, virtual idols, and virtual entertainers). The event was held in Hubs. In Figure 1, you can see the spatial layout of the virtual venue. With this BoF, we wanted to bring diverse artistic perspectives on new forms of entertainment and playful communications with/between Virtual Beings. This workshop was for attendees interested in computer graphics, real-time, and interactive techniques. We wanted to share the latest trends in Virtual Beings in computer graphics, live-entertainment, and playful communications from different regions and several metaverses with creator supportive technologies and cases during this workshop. …


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 GREE VR Studio Laboratory’s research and development, such as SIGGRAPH 2020 and VTech Challenge 2020. …


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.

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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 research project. The conference coordinators were Anna Gianotti Laban (responsible for scientific events at the musée du Quai Branly) and Liudmila Bredikhina (Geneva University). The conference was originally supposed to take place at the physical location of the museum, however, due to the global health restrictions, the conference was held on the museum’s YouTube channel (it was the museum’s first digital conference). About a dozen of artists, researchers, and writers shared their ideas about “desired identities”, masquerading, and various forms of avatar technology. …

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