UCLA REMAP

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The Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) is a joint effort of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS).

UCLA REMAP bridges the world-class faculty and students of TFT and HSSEAS to explore new enriching cultural forms and empowering social situations enabled by the thoughtful interweaving of engineering, the arts and community development.

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Research

Interpretive Media Laboratory

Interpretive Media Laboratory

The Interpretive Media Laboratory is a collaboration between UCLA REMAP and California State Parks started in 2011. The program builds on a six-year history of dialogue and experimentation in the Remapping LA project. It seeks to conceive and prototype innovative approaches to interpretive technolog...

Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP)

Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP)

REMAP is collaborating with the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Indiana University Bloomington to investigate how embodied play among elementary school students can be used to help them understand scientific phenomena (e.g., the working of forces, complex behaviors of b...

EDI

EDI

Esteros del Ibera (EDI) is an interactive installation in Buenos Aires named after and exploring the protected wetlands of the same name in northwest Argentina. A collaboration between UCLA REMAP and cheLA , EDI was built at cheLA's complex and installed at Tecnopolis, the largest exhibition center in La...

Faces

Faces

Originally installed as the  aboutface project for the  Non-Fiction/Digital Media Showcase at the 23rd annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival, Faces is a modified version being installed at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television at the Los...

Future Internet Architecture: Named Data Networking

Future Internet Architecture: Named Data Networking

REMAP's Jeff Burke is Co-PI and application team lead for the Named Data Networking project, a multiple-institution collaboration supported by NSF under the leadership of UCLA Computer Science and PARC. REMAP's project team includes Alessandro Marianantoni, Alex Horn, Derek Kulinski, and Gauresh Ran...

OpenPTrack

OpenPTrack

An open source software project led by UCLA REMAP and Open Perception, OpenPTrack is creating a scalable, multi-camera solution for person tracking to support applications in education, art, and culture. The project contains numerous state-of-the-art algorithms for RGB and/or depth tracking, and has...

Los Atlantis

Los Atlantis

Los Atlantis was an experimental stage piece created by J. Ed Araiza, Jeff Burke and TFT students---the first of TFT's Google-supported Future Storytelling research projects. The production incorporated immersive projection and online streaming, and created a digital memory of the piece's location, a...

Grace Plains

Grace Plains

Grace Plains combined interactive theatre with live-action role-playing. As one of two productions resulting from TFT's participation in Google's Glass Creative Collective and the corresponding two-semester course, Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling , audience participants were led along a ...

Bridging Media on Cultural Sites

Bridging Media on Cultural Sites

Bridging Media on Cultural Sites: the Colosseum as Media for Non-linear Storytelling was an experimental project in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale  MEDIARS . It aimed to create engaging non-linear storytelling media based on historical scenes (known and unknown) in the Colosseum using video str...

Bodies for a Global Brain

Bodies for a Global Brain

The pilot episode of Bodies for a Global Brain was one of two productions resulting from TFT's participation in Google's Glass Creative Collective and the corresponding two-semester course, Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling , taught by REMAP's Jeff Burke. A web series written by graduate fi...

Education

Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling

Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling

Fall 2013/ Winter 2014.
Instructor: Jeff Burke.
Theater 298A / Film, Television & Digital Media 298A.

This two-semester workshop-seminar guided students to conceptualize, author, produce and distribute "next generation" experiences. Through a collaboration with Google, Glass was used as a primary t...

Site, Set, and Media: Puppeted Architecture

Site, Set, and Media: Puppeted Architecture

Fall 2010 / Winter 2011.
Instructors: Dana Cuff, Jason Payne, Jeff Burke.
Architecture and Urban Design 289.1.

This two-quarter course explored the theory and manifestations of the design of physically malleable scenery that is site-specific and incorporates projected digital media. The students’ final...

Italian Ministry of Youth Policy

Italian Ministry of Youth Policy

In 2012, through a program sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Youth, REMAP and TFT hosted 25 top students from Italy working at the intersection of visual language and technology, including screenwriting, cinematography, set design, video direction, post production, and computer science.

NUS-MDA SHAPE (Singapore)

NUS-MDA SHAPE (Singapore)

In the interest of bringing fresh perspectives and fostering international relationships, REMAP has hosted interns from Singapore since 2005. Funded by the Singapore Media Development Authority, these interns are top tertiary students and professionals from the digital media field in Singapore. The ...

IDM Showcases

IDM Showcases

Since the 2013-14 academic year, REMAP researchers and artists have been supporting the work of students in TFT 's Interactive Digital Media (IDM) concentration. Under the supervision of REMAP's Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke, the students have developed and built interactive installations as their t...

REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre & Design

REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre & Design

The REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre and Design explored how emerging technologies, materials, and media practices can provide new theatrical languages for designers, directors and other theatre-makers.

Formello, Rome, Italy, June 24 to July 8, 2012.

Partnerships

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

REMAP partners with faculty from GSEIS and UCLA Lab School on collaborative research projects, workshops, and courses. Projects include Science Through Technology Enhanced Play ( STEP ) .

Site: gseis.ucla.edu

Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory

REMAP regularly collaborates with the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department on hardware, software and systems for entertainment control and participatory sensing.

Site: nesl.ee.ucla.edu

cheLA

cheLA

cheLA is the successful result of an innovative collaboration between the Program On Digital Cultures, UCLA REMAP and Fundación ExACTa of Argentina. The Center is dedicated to research and experimentation regarding converging forms of art, science and technology and their significance and impact for...

University of Padova

University of Padova

The University of Padova is a key collaborator on OpenPTrack . Two of the University's researchers, Matteo Munaro and Filippo Basso, serve as the project's Lead Developer and Developer respectively. Established in 1222, the University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of l...

REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre & Design

Formello, Rome, Italy, June 24 to July 8, 2012.

An initiative of UCLA's Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) and the Leon Katz Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory (RITL) – in association with the Open Media Cluster of the Telematics Park of Rome and the Municipality of Formello, Rome.

The REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre and Design explored how emerging technologies, materials, and media practices can provide new theatrical languages for designers, directors and other theatre-makers.

A set of technology platforms and tools were chosen for their potential impact on theatrical scenography in its broadest sense, as well as their connection to consumer and industrial technologies that shape our lives. Technologies covered included Touchdesigner, Max/MSP, and the incorporation of common sensors. A set of dramatic forms were also chosen for their fluidity of structure, potential relationship to the selected technologies, and narrative, aesthetic, and thematic connections to the world's evolving use of technology. Forms covered included Commedia dell'arte and Chinese Opera. Through this pairing of performance practices with corresponding digital possibilities, the program interweaved creative processes and encouraged participants to broaden their approach, seek new and wider audiences, and critically engage with the proliferation of new technologies in everyday life.

Participating designers and theatre-makers were trained by and collaborated with visiting professional artists grappling with the fusion of dramatic action and technology, leading to a collaboratively created work-in-progress performed in the courtyard of the Palazzo Chigi in the center of Formello.

The Workshop was co-directed by REMAP Executive Director Jeff Burke and RITL Co-director Jared J. Stein. Faculty collaborators included Jed Allen Harris (Carnegie Mellon School of Drama), Peter Karapetkov (RITL co-director), Alexander Iliev (Bulgaria's National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts), Alessandro Marianantoni (Italy), David Beaudry and Jonathan Snipes (United States), and Andrew Quinn (Australia). Students from Italy, the United States, Argentina, Bulgaria, China and South Korea participated.