Category Archives : Updates


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 […]


OpenPTrack being optimized for NVIDIA Jetson

UCLA REMAP and Open Perception are porting OpenPTrack to operate on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 and TX1. Both UCLA and the University of Padova are performing integration and performance testing on these platforms.  Compact and with a low per-unit cost, the platform will make an OpenPTrack system more affordable and portable. The current version of […]

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REMAP's Fabian Wagmister, Randy Illum, and Zoe Sandoval demonstrating OpenPTrack.

OpenPTrack featured at UCLA Parents’ Weekend

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 […]


OpenPTrack at Choreographic Coding Lab

OpenPTrack was included in Motion Bank‘s Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) #5, which took place at the UCLA Department of Art‘s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center September 15-19, 2015. Attended by choreographers, dancers, media artists and researchers exploring the intersection of interpretive technology and body-based expression, CCL included OpenPTrack as a platform for experimentation. The OpenPTrack system deployed at CCL […]


OpenPTrack showcased at Foro Internacional de Innovación Educativa (Buenos Aires)

On September 15th, 2015, UCLA REMAP‘s Project Manager, Randy Illum, presented the OpenPTrack platform to the Foro Internacional de Innovación Educativa conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also presenting were PhD student Christine Lee (UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) and Gabriela Cardenas, a teacher from UCLA Lab School. Lee and Cardenas presented the National Science Foundation-funded Science […]


UCLA REMAP crowdfunding for new OpenPTrack collaborations

UCLA REMAP has launched a campaign via UCLA’s crowdfunding platform, UCLA Spark, to raise support for three new OpenPTrack deployments and deepen the open source process. By collaborating with artists and educators not initially involved in OpenPTrack’s development, the research team will be able to expand upon efforts to make the platform easier to use, more […]


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OpenPTrack used for UCLA TFT thesis projects

Five UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) undergraduates showcased interactive installations using OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based audience interactions. Under the supervision of UCLA REMAP‘s Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke, the students developed and built these pieces as their Interactive Digital Media concentration thesis projects, and to be prototypes for the new Los Angeles State Historic […]


OpenPTrack at TouchDesigner Workshops West

UCLA REMAP has set up a temporary installation of OpenPTrack at Derivative‘s Los Angeles Space. The team will be showcasing OpenPTrack and its easy integration with Derivative’s TouchDesigner at TouchDesigner Workshop Los Angeles on April 30 and May 3. The deployment consists of (1) Kinect v2, (2) Kinect v1, and (3) CPUs.   (Click for a larger view of […]


OpenPTrack installed at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television

UCLA REMAP is testing OpenPTrack in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media‘s Television Studio #3, using (3) Kinect v2 and (3) Shuttle i7 computers. This is the first installation of OpenPTrack at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT). Students in TFT’s Interpretive Digital Media (IDM) concentration will be using this system […]