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Casa Paganini - InfoMus
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Casa Paganini - Infomus

International Research Centre

InfoMus Lab, founded in 1984, carries out scientific and technological research, development of multimedia systems, multimodal human-computer interfaces, and applications. A main research focus is on the understanding and development of computational models of non-verbal expressive and social behavior. Cross-fertilisation of scientific, humanistic, and artistic theories characterize the research methodology. From 1997 to 2004 InfoMus Lab had a contract with the Genoa Opera House - Teatro Carlo Felice which included a lab site at the theatre and joint activities.

Since 2005, InfoMus Lab has its new premises in the recently restored monumental building of S.Maria delle Grazie La Nuova - Casa Paganini. The International Research Centre Casa Paganini - InfoMus participates in many international projects on scientific research and education, develops multimedia systems, platforms, and applications for industry partners (e.g., INTEL), and participates in artistic productions and museum projects where systems and research results are applied and validated. Casa Paganini - InfoMus studies new directions in scientific and technological research to improve quality of life (e.g., independent living, therapy and rehabilitation, leisure, sport, edutainment), to develop novel industrial applications and services (e.g., innovative interfaces and multimedia applications), to music industry and education, dance and theatre, cultural heritage (e.g., museography, support cultural heritage by means of novel user-centric media technologies).

The multimedia software platform EyesWeb, conceived, designed, and developed by Casa Paganini - InfoMus, is adopted by thousands of users worldwide for scientific research, education, and industry applications. EyesWeb was selected by INTEL in 2008 for their hardware for "independent living".

Casa Paganini - InfoMus hosts didactic activities of the Polytechnic School of University of Genoa in the framework of the Master Degree in "Computer Engineering", the Corso di Laurea Magistrale in "Digital Humanities - Comunicazione e Nuovi Media", and the PhD program in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.


Download the description of Casa Paganini - InfoMus, in PDF format (1 MB).

Seminari nell'ambito del corso di Laurea Magistrale in

"Digital Humanities - Comunicazione e Nuovi Media"

dell'Università degli Studi di Genova


  • "Media Maker" di Marina Ceravolo

    Venerdì 3 Dicembre 2021, ore 11:00-13:00

    Il seminario ha l’obiettivo di raccontare un sistema professionale, quello dei media, della comunicazione commerciale e delle attività di marketing, che richiede sempre più competenze ibride tra il saper fare commerciale e quello editoriale: una sintesi di un corso transdisciplinare che attraverso 8 percorsi dedicati a diverse aree della conoscenza (comunicazione, semiotica, tecnologia, economica, statistica, storia, diritto, etica) affronta gli argomenti di ...

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  • "Sound Design: Intrusione / Silenzio" di Andrea Cera

    Venerdì 10 Dicembre 2021, ore 16:00-17:00

    Il seminario ha l'obiettivo di presentare l'approccio di Andrea Cera (sound designer noto per il suo lavoro sulle auto elettriche e collaboratore di Casa Paganini-InfoMus) al sound design, con esempi da lavori per UniGe su cross-modalità e sonificazione del movimento umano, per IRCAM-Centre Pompidou di Parigi su computer music, per Renault sulla progettazione di suoni per auto elettriche ...

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EnTimeMent Markerless Motion Capture Campaign


8-19 November 2021, Casa Paganini-InfoMus, DIBRIS, University of Genoa


EnTimeMent aims to design innovative sensitive and interactive technologies enabling the automated prediction and analysis of human movement qualities, entrainment, non-verbal full-body social emotions, towards the foundation and consolidation of a radically new motion analysis technology.

The EnTimeMent Markerless Motion Capture Campaign consists of a 2-week series of feasibility studies and experiments investigating the recent innovative mocap technology by Qualisys and the novel techniques for movement analysis and prediction developed by the EnTimeMent Consortium.


Markerless Motion Capture Campaign Showcase Event

19 November 2021, 3:00-6:00pm


Online participation: youtube.com/InfoMusLab To read more: download the Flier... (1 MB in PDF format)

Latest EyesWeb's Works

  • Open Closed Open

    In collaboration with Liat Grayver, Yair Kira and Amir Shpilman

    Awarded the first DAGESH Art Prize, Jewish Museum Berlin 2019


    "Open, Closed, Open" is a multimedia installation that explores a multitude of perceptual positions realized as a result of the continual movement of organic materials. Sand, light and human voice are shaped by a layer of technological interventions that impose varying degrees of control and predetermined roles upon both themselves and the resulting response of the materials.

  • Two Pandoras

    A thin membrane between resiliency and fragility



    Experimental performance for the European WhoLoDancE project presentation,
    RomaEuropa Festival, Rome, Italy, October 7, 2018
    Collaboration K. Danse (Toulouse, France k-danse.net)- Instituto Stocos (Madrid, Spain stocos.com)


    • Choreographers: Muriel Romero and Jean-Marc Matos
    • Dancers: Muriel Romero and Marianne Masson
    • Music and sound synthesis: Pablo Palacio
    Technologies for real-time movement analysis: Casa Paganini - InfoMus and Instituto Stocos.
    Interactive Laser technology: Instituto Stocos.

  • Myselves

    from matos jean-marc, holst anne



    An interactive choreographic performance, stages a dialog between a dancer and her multiple selves, embodied in an autonomous and unpredictable visual and aural creature, which emanates from her psyche as interpreted by optical and body sensors.

    • Jean-Marc Matos: co concept, choreography
    • Marianne Masson: co concept, co choreography, dance
    • Antoine Schmitt: co concept, interactive visual and aural creation antoineschmitt.com
    • Sound design: Antoine Schmitt & Jean-Marc Matos
    • Music: Robert Crouch, Ipek Gorgun, Nils Frahm, Franck Vigroux, Daniel Brandt, Hauschka, Klara Lewis & Simon Fisher Turner, Biosphere
    • Lights: Fabien LeprieultCostumes: Benjamin Haegel
    Collaboration on the technology: Research Center Casa Paganini - InfoMus, Dir. Antonio Camurri. Automatic analysis of movement qualities made with the EyesWeb platform.

  • Festival della Scienza 2018

    Serie di incontri: laboratori e conferenza a cura di Casa Paganini.
    25 - 31 Ottobre 2018 - Casa Paganini
    Clicca qui... per informazioni.


  • MOCO'18 Performance

    Europa: Gesture of History - Dancing Science and Art not to forget EU identity
    Performance at MOCO'18 Conference: excerpt from the scientific performance commissioned by EU DG Connect in occasion of the celebration of the Treaty of Rome.
    A project of Casa Paganini-InfoMus
    In collaboration with Virgilio Sieni dance company and Andrea Cera
    Federica Loredan coordinating amateur dancer performers from Atlante del Gesto_Genova:
    Angelica Marioni, Lidia Treccani, Daniele Urzí, Daniele Ferrarazza, Ettore Chernetich, Rosanna Bethel, Elena Battistini.

  • EyesWeb Week 2018

    The 6th EyesWeb Week is an intensive tutorial aiming at sharing with Participants the experience of the Casa Paganini - InfoMus Research Centre in the EyesWeb XMI project.
    Download the EyesWeeb Week 2018 Programme here.

  • Europa: Gesture of History - Dancing Science and Art not to forget EU identity"


    Europa:Gesture of History, is a scientific performance in Rome (March 23th 2017).


    This performance took place in occasion of the dinner at the celebration of the Treaty of Rome, at “La Lanterna” in Rome, on invitation by the EU DG Connect.

    The objective was to tell metaphorically the narration of the birth and evolution of Europe by means of a short choreographic action, enhanced by an interactive sonification amplifying the qualities of dancer’s movement.

    DANCE EU Project Performance/Showcase

    Giulia Mureddu, dance
    Virgilio Sieni and Giulia Mureddu, choreography
    Andrea Cera, sonic design
    Stefano Piana, software for real-time analysis of movement qualities

    A project of Casa Paganini - InfoMus, coordinated by Antonio Camurri.
    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 645553

  • Andrea Cera's works with analysis of movement.


    Excerpts from his works based on analysis of movement and the use of EyesWeb.





Recent Publications

2021

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    M. M.N. Bienkiewicz, A. P. Smykovskyi, T. Olugbade, S. Janaqi, A. Camurri, N. Bianchi-Berthouze, M. Björkman, B. G. Bardy

    Bridging the gap between emotion and joint action

    in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Elsevier, v. 131, pp. 806--833, ISBN/ISSN: 0149-7634, Dec, 2021
    [ link ] (doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.08.014)

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    V. D'Amato, E. Volta, L. Oneto, G. Volpe, A. Camurri, D. Anguita

    Accuracy and Intrusiveness in Data-Driven Violin Players Skill Levels Prediction: MOCAP Against MYO Against KINECT

    in Proceedings of the 16th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks - IWANN 2021, I. Rojas and G. Joya and A. Català Eds., Springer, v. 12862, pp. 367--379, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-030-85098-2,978-3-030-8509, Aug, 2021
    [ link ] (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-85099-9_30)

2020

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    M. Clayton, K. Jakubowski, T. Eerola, P. E. Keller, A. Camurri, G. Volpe, P. Alborno

    Interpersonal Entrainment in Music Performance: Theory, Method, and Model

    in Music Perception, University of California Press, v. 38, n. 2, pp. 136--194, Dec, 2020
    [ link ] (doi: 10.1525/mp.2020.38.2.136)

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    K. Kolykhalova, G. Gnecco, M. Sanguineti, G. Volpe, A. Camurri

    Automated Analysis of the Origin of Movement: An Approach Based on Cooperative Games on Graphs

    in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Press, v. 50, n. 6, pp. 550--560, ISBN/ISSN: 2168-2291,2168-2305, Nov, 2020
    [ link ] (doi: 10.1109/THMS.2020.3016085)

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    V. D'Amato, E. Volta, L. Oneto, G. Volpe, A. Camurri, D. Anguita

    Understanding violin players’ skill level based on motion capture: A data-driven perspective

    in Cognitive Computation, Springer, v. 12, n. 6, pp. 1356--1369, Nov, 2020
    [ link ] (doi: 10.1007/s12559-020-09768-8)