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As our lab name suggests, the VILLAGE pursues a wide range of cutting-edge research in order to design, implement and evaluate new multimodal interfaces for natural visual communication.

Our work combines practical implementations with scientific investigations to characterize the principles behind them.

News highlights

Suggestive Contours Our paper "Line Drawings from Volume Data" appeared in SIGGRAPH 2005.
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ACL See our poster and demo "An information-state approach to collaborative reference" at ACL 2005.
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Speaking with Hands Our paper "Speaking with Hands: Creating Animated Conversational Characters from Recordings of Human Performance" appeared in SIGGRAPH 2004.
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Abstract Imagery Our paper evaluating abstract imagery, "Visual Interest and NPR: an Evaluation and Manifesto", appears in NPAR 2004.
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Animated Conversation Our paper about RUTH, "Specifying and animating facial signals for discourse in embodied conversational agents", appears in Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 2004, Volume 15, number 1.
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