OpenPTrack at MCN 2016, New Orleans

On November 3, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies PhD students Randy Illum and Christine Lee presented OpenPTrack at the Museum Computer Network (MCN)’s annual conference in New Orleans, LA. Their presentation, Body Tracking Technology and Play Based Learning for Science Education, introduced OpenPTrack and the ongoing work of the STEP and iSTEP projects, which use the platform to […]


An iSTEP for Cyberlearning with OpenPTrack

Building on the ongoing Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project, Interactive Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (iSTEP) will begin to incorporate new OpenPTrack capabilities currently in development.  STEP’s computer simulation, with OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based interaction, has been helping students understand scientific phenomena at UCLA Lab School and Indiana University. The projects’ embodied play and […]


OpenPTrack enabling interaction with Argentinian wetlands

OpenPTrack is now being used for Esteros del Ibera (EDI), an interactive installation in Buenos Aires that allows groups of visitors to explore the landscape of the protected Ibera Wetlands in northwest Argentina. A collaboration between UCLA REMAP and cheLA, EDI was built at cheLA’s complex and has been installed at Tecnopolis, the largest exhibition center in Latin America for science, […]


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OpenPTrack at InterpTech 2016

OpenPTrack was showcased at InterpTech 2016, a three-day conference organized by the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) and California State Parks. Held April 24-27 in Pacific Grove, California, the program focused on the application and implementation of innovative technology for interpretive projects. On April 25, Zoe Sandoval, Jeff Burke and Taylor Fitz-Gibbon presented Community, Creativity, and Technology: The Interpretive Media […]


OpenPTrack at MW2016

UCLA REMAP researcher and UCLA GSE&IS doctoral student Randy Illum presented OpenPTrack to MW2016 on April 9. One of the conference’s Lightning Talks, Illum’s “OpenPTrack: Body-Based Group Tracking for Informal Learning Spaces” introduced the OpenPTrack platform and OpenPTrack projects-to-date, to generate conversation about the future of body-based interaction and visitor engagement (at museums and other cultural institutions).  MW2016 […]

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OpenPTrack at GTC

Jeff Burke and Matteo Munaro presented OpenPTrack at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on April 6. Their presentation, “Real-Time Person Tracking on Jetson with OpenPTrack,” included an overview of OpenPTrack and real-world deployments in the arts, culture and education, a demonstration, and the technology roadmap using the NVIDIA Jetson, for which OpenPTrack has recently been optimized. GTC is the largest annual event for […]


OpenPTrack installed at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina

OpenPTrack has been installed at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A center for the interpretive merging of arts, culture, technology and community, cheLA is a long-time partner of UCLA REMAP. Their continued collaboration and this semi-permanent deployment equips educators, researchers, designers, and artists working across disciplines with an interface for body-based, human-computer interaction. UCLA REMAP Executive Director Jeff Burke presented the installation and OpenPTrack, now […]

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OpenPTrack (and Jetson port) to be showcased at GTC

Jeff Burke and Matteo Munaro will demonstrate OpenPTrack at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on April 6. Their presentation, “Real-Time Person Tracking on Jetson with OpenPTrack,” will provide an overview of OpenPTrack, real-world deployments, and the technology roadmap using the NVIDIA Jetson, for which OpenPTrack has recently been optimized.  GTC is the largest annual event for GPU developers; […]


OpenPTrack to be presented at MW2016

UCLA REMAP researcher and UCLA GSE&IS doctoral student Randy Illum will be introducing OpenPTrack to MW2016 on April 9. Scheduled as one of the conference’s Lightning Talks, Illum will present “OpenPTrack: Body-Based Group Tracking for Informal Learning Spaces,” which will share the OpenPTrack platform and OpenPTrack projects-to-date, to generate conversation about the future of body-based interaction and visitor engagement […]

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Artwork made with OpenPTrack to be included in SIGCHI exhibition catalogue

Whorl, the first third-party interactive work built with OpenPTrack, has been accepted to be included in ACM CHI 2016‘s catalogue of work. An installation created by Damon Seeley, Eitan Mendelowitz, and David Glicksman in 2014, Whorl was initially installed at the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory‘s space in Downtown Los Angeles.  The catalogue is being prepared for the upcoming CHI human-computer […]