149 7th St.
between 2nd and 3rd avenues
Don’t move a muscle . . . Every human being has a unique body signature. Your hand gestures. Your facial expressions. The way you walk. Computer scientist Christoph Bregler of NYU’s Courant Institute is a master of analyzing and recreating such subtleties–designing systems to track human movement and train computers to recognize and animate all that “you-ness.” Jumping off from recent collaborations with dancers, animators, film producers, and game designers, Dr. Bregler discusses:
–motion capture in science and entertainment
–massive multiplayer “Mocap” games and flying “Squidballs”
–“Obama-ness” versus “Palin-ness”
–his “GreenDot” iPhone app, an experiment in community video and nonverbal expression
Before & After
–Groove to animated tunes
–Try our machine-coded cocktail of the night, the Wet Wire
–Stick around for the fast-moving Q&A
Free! Just bring your smart self. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+.