orature, STORYTELLING AND BEYOND!

African Orature in VR/AR

Working on exciting new work  with support from HEVA under the HEVA Cultural Heritage Seed Fund. The grant  supports ongoing research on the use of emerging technologies to digitally mediate works of African oral literature (“orature”).

Link to project website: lesostories.com

summary

Digital Mediation of African works of Orature

Through the generous support of HEVA, this project seeks to incorporate African body forms, expressions, gestures and language into high quality augmented reality work, for home grown storytelling.

anticipated results

Outcomes

1. Traditional stories told in VR narrated using an Embodied Conversational Agent.

2. Research and database creation around natural language processing and non-verbal

behaviours/gestures

 

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