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...

IMLab LASHP Trails App

UCLA REMAP and California State Parks, 2011-present.

As an extension of the ongoing collaboration between UCLA REMAP and California State Parks, the Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab) is developing a mobile app to provide historical and cultural context for urban trails in Los Angeles. The current mobile website version (unveiled Spring 2014) presents three looped "interactive interpretive" trails that start at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (IMLab's "Living Laboratory") and wind through some of the oldest sections of the City. Intended to encourage local community members to engage with L.A.'s history while also enjoying its public green spaces, the site provides photos and facts about the rich stages of development that previously occurred along the user's path.

Rather than serving as a typical navigation system or mobile distance tracker, the site allows users to customize their experiences and find the information and locations that interest them, whether they be related to the original natural environment, the landscape's opportunities for fitness activities, interesting places to eat, milestones in transportation, urban and industrial development, etc. By using the site while physically present, users create their own narrative, as they discover the history, cultural significance, and even urban myths about spots along the paths that they choose to travel. A full mobile application, which will include additional functions and eventually additional trails, is currently being developed.

Students from Franklin High School’s Arroyo Seco Academy inspired the project through their design of urban trails starting at LASHP in late 2011. The students were exposed to the new Park by the Los Angeles City Planning Department through a grant from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Realizing the historic significance of the Park, the students chose it to become the hub of an urban trail network that would connect to Little Tokyo, the Grand entertainment corridor, historic Solano Canyon, Elysian Park, and Lincoln Heights – highlighting historic, cultural and recreational amenities along each route. In collaboration with LA City Planning, the students, their parents, teachers, lawmakers, community members, and the California Endowment discussed the possibility of formalizing this trail network. California State Parks and IMLab were asked to contribute through wayfinding markers and a digital site that would incorporate historical information and images, along with calorie counting and mileage tracking capabilities.

Site: imlab.ucla.edu/activities/lashp-trails/

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