It’s about time I started up this blog again. I am now at the University of West London, on a scholarship to do an ambitious project called Autonomous Portraits. This is in part an artwork and in part a vehicle to develop genuinely interactive digital actors. The project will involve developing real-time realistic human portraits, that use artificial intelligence and physics based simulation to drive their animation. They will integrate real world motion data with the ai control rig. My aim is to also create a control system for this which can respond to natural language based interactions. So we can ask them to do things.
UWL have placed me between two schools- Computing and Technology and Art and Design. I feel lucky that I have two supervisors who are genuinely interested in my project.
Its all excitement right now. I will post progess and reflections here.