Episode 96 Anthony Hunt (AudioLab, Avatar Representation in Extended Reality for Immersive Networked Music Performance)
02 Feb 2024

Episode 96 Anthony Hunt (AudioLab, Avatar Representation in Extended Reality for Immersive Networked Music Performance)

02 Feb 2024

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In this episode of the Immersive Audio Podcast, Oliver Kadel is joined by the PhD researcher at AudioLab, the University of York – Anthony Hunt from Toulouse, France.

Having graduated from the University of York (2021) with an MSc degree in Audio and Music Technology, Anthony joined the Audiolab research team in October 2021.  He is currently undertaking a PhD program on “Virtual representation of performers in Extended Reality Networked Music Performance (XR-NMP)” under the supervision of Prof. Gavin Kearney and Prof. Helena Daffern. This project aims to better understand which bodily elements are essential to represent the performer in the XR-NMP context, and how it impacts their sense of social presence.

Anthony discusses his research in avatar representation in extended reality for immersive networked music performance and what impacts social presence and immersion.

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Show Notes

Anthony Hunt Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hunt-3948a9196/  

AudioLab – https://audiolab.york.ac.uk/

University of York – https://www.york.ac.uk/

Avatar representation in Extended Reality for Immersive Networked Music Performance AES Paper – https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=22183

Introducing Apple Vision Pro: Apple’s first spatial computer – https://www.apple.com/uk/newsroom/2023/06/introducing-apple-vision-pro/ Sony Reveals Standalone MR Headset with “4K” OLED Displays and Unique Controllers – https://www.roadtovr.com/sony-mr-headset-4k-oled-unique-controllers/

New Qualcomm MR Reference Headset Shows What to Expect From Samsung – https://www.roadtovr.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-xr2-plus-gen-2-mr-reference-headset-samsung/

Wi-Fi Alliance® introduces Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7™ – https://www.wi-fi.org/news-events/newsroom/wi-fi-alliance-introduces-wi-fi-certified-7

ab Imager – https://www.audiobrewers.com/plugins/p/ab-imager

dearVR PRO 2 – https://www.dear-reality.com/products/dearvr-pro-2?utm_source=kla&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pro2-2401&utm_id=01HMBSFT423E2WCHP4MNA7GW8X&_kx=ykxJMCBtaSl7r65f0QEfZG4tlLXuyNm0ohkuZhTNzbY%3D.WrPMAF

Announcing Living Sky – https://www.gpu.audio/newsfeed/announcing-living-sky-a-cutting-edge-spatial-reverb-that-forges-a-new-partnership-between-gpu-audio-outer-echo-and-mntra-instruments-27

Atmoky True Spatial – https://atmoky.com/  

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This episode was produced by Oliver Kadel and Emma Rees and included music by Rhythm Scott.