Art & Technology


Georgia Tech


Researchers: Brian Magerko, Duri Long, and Mikhail Jacob

Drawing inspiration from shadow theatre, LuminAI is a dome-based art installation in which participants can engage in collaborative movement improvisation with each other and with virtual artificial intelligence-based dance partners. The virtual dancers analyze participant movements and improvise responses from transformed memories of past interactions with people; in other words, the virtual dancers learn how to dance by dancing with us. The interactive experience takes place within a large geodesic dome, which creates a social space that encourages human-to-human interaction as well as real-time collaboration between the virtual dancers and human participants.