Inspired by Wii, professors create a virtual dance space

Thanks to the invention of two computer science professors from the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley, there's a new high-tech way for artists to collaborate even if they are thousands of miles apart-3-D video, reports Campus Technology.

A choreographer and the computer science professors were inspired by the popular Nintendo game console Wii, which uses wireless technology and 3-D software to render live movements on video, so that dancer Renata Sheppard and Berkeley dance professor Lisa Wymore performed in a virtual space that existed only on big screens at the UI and Berkeley – and on smaller screens via a webcast.

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