Movement Computation and Affect

Friday 28 September 2018, 15:00


Présentation de la communication

Movement Signal Processing and Movement Computing are emerging research areas in human computer interaction. I will introduce recent advances in the field through a number of projects from the Metacreation Lab ( and the Moving Stories ( research effort. I will present a series of Movement Computing Tools such as the Movement Database (MODA), the Movement Visualisation tool (MOVA), and the Movement Comparison tool (MOCOMP). I will then present fundamental empirical results that answer positively to the questions: Can human perceive the affect of a mover simply by observation of the body movement (no facial expression)? Can a machine recognize the affect of a human mover with human-competitive accuracy? Can machine learn the movement style of a given mover? Can we generate new movement based on this computational model? Can we train a virtual avatar to dance on any music?


Archive vidéo de la communication

To cite this document:
Pasquier, Philippe. 2018. “Movement Computation and Affect”. Within Colloque Cybercorporéités: subjectivités nomades en contexte numérique. Symposium hosted by Figura, le Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire. Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, 28 septembrre 2018. Texte. Available online: l’Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain. <>. Accessed on April 24, 2019.