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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"")."

Coordinator

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 120 500,00
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

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South West (England) Dorset and Somerset Bournemouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 499 500,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE D'ARTOIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
Address
Rue Du Temple 9
62000 Arras

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Pas-de-Calais
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Partners (9)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - HA NOI
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Building E3, 144 Xuan Thuy Road, Cau Giay
100000 Hanoi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 306 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huay Kaew Road 238
50200 Chiang Mai

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 274 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CAN THO UNIVERSITY
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
3/2 Street, Can Tho City
84-710 Can Tho City

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 337 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA (UTM)

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Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
Malaysia
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€ 0,00
Address
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Office Of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
81310 Johor Bahru

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 171 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ALLEN INSTITUTE
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
615 Westlake Ave N
98109 Seattle Wa

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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
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€ 0,00
Address
University Road 1
701 Tainan

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY
Australia
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Hong Kong
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00