Where’s my Holodeck? The latest interactive movie news

June 8, 2011 | Source: New Scientist CultureLab

Dennis Del Favero is director of “the world’s first 3D interactive film,” Scenario, in which audience members’ movements around the cinema are tracked using 16 near-infrared cameras.

Unsound debuted in Austin, Texas earlier this year. In this horror film, the visuals, music score, and sound effects change depending on the heart rate and skin response of its collective audience members.

Marc Cavazza at Teesside University, UK, has created a computer system that detects the emotional content of speech, allowing for a “conversation” with a virtual character from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.