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".
Download the description of Casa Paganini - InfoMus, in PDF format (1 MB).
R. Niewiadomski, M. Mancini, A. Cera, S. Piana, C. Canepa, A. Camurri
Does embodied training improve the recognition of mid-level expressive movement qualities sonification?
in Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, v. 13, n. 3, pp. 191--203, ISBN/ISSN: 1783-8738, Sep, 2019 [ link ] (doi: 10.1007/s12193-018-0284-0)
G. Varni, M. Mancini, L. Fadiga, A. Camurri, G. Volpe
The change matters! Measuring the effect of changing the leader in joint music performances
in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Press, v. 1, n. 1, pp. 1-13, ISBN/ISSN: 2371-9850, Nov, 2019 [ link ] (doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2019.2951368)
S. Piana, C. Malagoli, M. C. Usai, A. Camurri
Effects of Computerized Emotional Training on Children with High Functioning Autism
in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Press, pp. 1-1, ISBN/ISSN: 1949-3045, May, 2019 [ link ] (doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2019.2916023)
P. M. Hilt, L. Badino, A. D-Ausilio, G. Volpe, S. Tokay, L. Fadiga, A. Camurri
Multi-layer adaptation of group coordination in musical ensembles
in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature, v. 9, n. 1, ISBN/ISSN: 2045-2322, May, 2019 [ link ] (doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42395-4)
V. Lussu, R. Niewiadomski, G. Volpe, A. Camurri
The role of respiration audio in multimodal analysis of movement qualities
in Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Springer, ISBN/ISSN: 1783-8738, Apr, 2019 [ link ] (doi: 10.1007/s12193-019-00302-1)
Combining science, technology and art for a new approach to innovation
Workshop - Casa Paganini InfoMus, Genova - Piazza di Santa Maria in Passione, 34 ‐ GENOVA - h: 14.00
The twentieth century was characterized by an ever stronger presence of technology in contemporary art, technology which, over the course of the last century, increasingly pervaded our culture, lives, and work. The very concept of work of art, of unique artwork, was dramatically changed by the birth of photography, cinema, and the Internet. However, in more recent decades, a parallel process has taken place in the opposite direction: in a world where, because of the digital information revolution, the various disciplines are getting increasingly intertwined and mutually complementary, how can contemporary art and technological innovation stimulate each other and cooperate to promote corporate creativity?
This workshop will be focusing on some research results on the interaction between contemporary art, science and technology.
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.
A thin membrane between resiliency and fragility
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.
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.
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 Programmehere.
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.