Guest post by REAPster Mahir Hoque I decided to work with motion capture and projection mapping for my research sprint with REAP.  My idea was to capture human movement in real time using the Kinect and then incorporate performance during the live projection of that movement. The focus of my sprint was researching how projection can be used effectively in performance, and the technological challenges of incorporating this technology in a live performance environment, and

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Last week was the opening of the new MT Space (Kitchener) and Cactusbloem (Belgium) collaborative production, Black Spring, developed with technology from the Felt Lab.  It is a theatre production that crosses into art installation and incorporates live projection mapping from a maquette.   This unusual show provided an exceptional integration of several forms ranging from traditional performance to interactive technologies. But beyond the technical, Black Spring was an inter-arts multidisciplinary installation. The traditional notion of

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A laboratory is defined as a room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, or teaching. In a most simplistic definition, the Felt Lab is a room in the Quarry building in St Jacob’s that is equipped with interactive digital display technology for experiments, research, teaching and learning. The nuts and bolts are simple - lots of advanced technology in a room. The inner workings are what make the space truly interesting. The Felt Lab

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At a December 2013 REAP Lunch and Learn, "Shakespeare and the Vista Spyder", University of Waterloo Drama faculty, Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Paul Cegys, presented the concept behind their November production of Richard III. Paul Cegys presented the design options provided by the powerful Christie Vista Spyder for both the projection capabilities and the stage management controls for layering digital content and synchronizing it with the live stage action.  Designed for the broadcast market, Vista Spyder

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