On Saturday, October 31, OpenPTrack was showcased as part of UCLA Parents’ Weekend. Selected as this year’s annual Faculty Presentation in UCLA’s Royce Hall, “REMAP: At the Intersection of Art and Technology” introduced the ongoing research of UCLA REMAP and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to visiting family members, including the development and application of OpenPTrack.
Led by REMAP’s Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke, the presentation covered the collaborations of the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory (with California State Parks), and emphasized interactive interpretive exhibits developed for the mockup of the new Los Angeles State Historic Park Welcome Center built with OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based interactions.
Two recent alumni (UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television undergraduates), Luke Grigg and David Gauch, joined Wagmister and Burke to present their thesis projects. Using OpenPTrack, Grigg’s “One for Another” explores the William Mead Homes public housing project from the residents’ perspectives, and Gauch’s “Pedal LA” explores Los Angeles commuting from the handlebars of bicyclists.
For more photos of the event, please visit the IMLab site.