RIOT

Film, Immersive Media, Interactive

“THIS HAS LEAPFROGGED VIRTUAL REALITY” THE GUARDIAN

The RIOT (prototype) was recently been honoured as part of the Digital Dozen Break Throughs in Storytelling 2016.Columbia DSL acknowledges the most innovative approaches to Narrative from the past year from around the world in the industries of art, entertainment, journalism and marketing.

The RIOT (prototype) is an emotionally responsive, live-action film, with 3D sound, which uses facial recognition and A.I. technology to navigate though a dangerous riot.

RIOT takes place in the world of a protest march in which the climate swiftly esculates into a dangerous riot. RIOT responds to the participants’ emotional state in real time to engage and alter the video story journey.

The various characters within the film will respond to the users facial expression and emotional recognition which will influence the outcome of the interactions and as a consequence the users journey. For example if the user becomes agitated the character will become defensive or impatient in response, and the user will be taken deeper into an unknown world of the character and directed further away from home.

The digital experience is an installation that uses branching video scenarios triggered by specially-written facial recognition software and neurogaming software written by researchers at the cutting edge of human machine interface technology.

The RIOT digital experience enables a self awareness experience through tech and storytelling, to enhance the players cognitive skills through a unique multi-sensory experience.

Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence are the foundation of the user Interface, formulated into an immersive digital media experience, being both technical and scientifically innovative.

Responding to AI technology i.e. facial recognition movement recognition in order to improve to evaluate then feed back direct data in order to improve cognitive behaviour.Empowering the video gaming experience which is a self development tool.Where the participants emotional state is the remote-control for the story.

 

The final iteration of RIOT will be complete 2018.

RIOT PROTOTYPE INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

CONFIRMED FUTURE ACTIVTIES 2017

  • CBS TV DEMO & INTERVIEW
  • EXHIBITION AT THE PHI CENTRE MONTREAL CANADA
  • EXHIBITION AS PART OF THE DIGITAL DESIGN WEEKEND AT THE V&A
  • EXHIBITION AT THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

RIOT DEMO: FoST FESTIVAL

 

RIOT Partners are:-

The National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio
Brunel University London
The Perception Institute 

RIOT Support/ Sponsors are:-

The V&A
Arts Council England
Festival of the Mind
The University of Sheffield
Year of Making Sheffield