This is Not a Person (Ce n’est pas une personne)

Mar 15, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Rene Magritte famously painted a picture of a pipe, with the text, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” (this is not a pipe). This panel will discuss the benefits and limitations of using volumetric video, which records a person as they were in the moment, and digital doubles, avatars that represent a form of who we are as we wish to be. One delivers the authenticity of a video stream; the other the power of plasticity, delivering our inner state as much as our outer state while also being interactive, whether driven by a person or by AI.

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photo of Kiira Benzing
Kiira Benzing

Double Eye Studios

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Raqi Syed

Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington

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Illya Szilak


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