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Immersive Live Experience Showcase "Cyber Teleportation Tokyo at SXSW"

Time 10/17/17 01:30PM-02:20PM

Room Seacliff B

Session Abstract

This session provides the report of the brand-new immersive live experience performance event at SXSW 2017 including the video demonstration.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) has demonstrated a remote interactive live performance between Tokyo and Austin at SXSW 2017 utilizing NTT’s Immersive Telepresence Technology called "Kirari!®" and high-speed communications networking technologies.

Featuring Japanese electronic music producer and DJ in Austin and Japanese artists in Tokyo, NTT shown a live performance experience “CYBER TELEPORTATION TOKYO at SXSW”, in which the audience experienced an immersive synchronized performance of DJ in Austin and the artists “teleported” from Tokyo.

The live video images of the artists in Tokyo were extracted in real time and transported in various media formats synchronously over the network, then dynamically projected on multiple double-sided transparent screens which were spatially set up in the Austin live space by utilizing NTT's Kirari!® technologies including "Real-Time Target Subtraction Technology under Various Background Situations" and "Advanced MPEG Media Transportation (MMT) Technology."

The network infrastructure used for this showcase was established using NTT's network testbed GEMnet2, in cooperation with Internet2 (a consortium of US universities providing an advanced networking environment), LEARN (Lonestar Education and Research Network) and the University of Texas System and Greater Austin Area Telecommunication Network.

These technologies have provided the audience in Austin a new immersive live experience as if they were seeing the live stage of DJ interplaying with the artists in Tokyo who were teleported to Austin beyond time and space.


Speaker Kiyoshi Tanaka NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)

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Speaker Kiyoshi Tanaka NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)

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