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High Dimensional Heterogeneous Data based Animation Techniques for Southeast Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Digital Content

Objective

"Although computer animation technology has been extensively used for films and games, it remains largely labour-intensive and expensive, with recent blockbuster films (e.g. Avatar, Gravity) costing around $1 million per minute of footage. A lot of research efforts and technological breakthroughs are therefore necessary if it is to be widely applied to many low-cost applications, such as archiving and reproducing style-preserved intangible cultural heritage (ICH) contents. The project “AniAge” is designed to answer this very challenge, using Southeast Asian ICH as the main application. Southeast Asian ICHs, e.g. local dances and puppetry, are visually and culturally rich, but are unfortunately disappearing due to the globalized modernization. The overall aim of ""AniAge"" is two-fold. The first is to develop novel techniques and tools to reduce the production costs and improve the level of automation without sacrificing the control of the artists, in order to preserve the performing art related ICHs of Southeast Asia. This involves capturing and processing versatile visual performance data, which are heterogeneous in nature and gigantic in quantity. Two areas of technological innovation are aimed to be made, which are novel algorithms for 3D computer animation; and visual asset management with data analytics and machine learning techniques. The second is to promote knowledge exchange and dissemination between EU and Southeast Asian partners, with a view to fostering researchers and spreading knowledge. This will be achieved by having researchers participating in the well-designed research projects, workshops, seminars and open lectures. This consortium consists of six partners, two from the EU and four from Southeast Asia. Four work packages are designed, three for technological developments (digitalizing traditional performing arts - ""DigAge"", digital asset management - ""ManD"" and stylized animation production - ""AniX"") and one for dissemination (""Dissem"")."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /humanities/arts/performing arts

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 120 500

Participants (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 499 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE D'ARTOIS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Rue Du Temple 9
62000 Arras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (9)

UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - HA NOI
Vietnam
Address
Building E3, 144 Xuan Thuy Road, Cau Giay
100000 Hanoi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Huay Kaew Road 238
50200 Chiang Mai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CAN THO UNIVERSITY
Vietnam
Address
3/2 Street, Can Tho City
84-710 Can Tho City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UTM)

Participation ended

Malaysia
Address
Skudai
40450 Shah Alam Selangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Address
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Office Of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
81310 Johor Bahru
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALLEN INSTITUTE
United States
Address
615 Westlake Ave N
98109 Seattle Wa
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
University Road 1
701 Tainan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Panorama Avenue
2795 Bathurst
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
Address
Pokfulam Road
Pokfulam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments