Chronicle of Philanthropy Features ICT’s New Dimensions in Testimony Collaboration with USC Shoah Foundation

Published: September 8, 2013
Category: News

A Chronicle of Philanthropy story showcased the New Dimensions in Testimony collaboration between ICT and the USC Shoah Foundation. The article highlighted ICT’s natural language and holopgraphic projection technologies that are being used to create an immersive experience for future students and others to ask questions of Holocaust survivors and others.  The article quoted ICT’s Paul Debevec on the muli-camera, multi-angle filming process that will make it possible to project, “a believable, almost physical-feeling presence,” that will make it feel like the survivor is in the room, he said.
“You ask that question, and the video witness is now looking straight out of the camera, straight into your own eyes, and giving you the answer to your question,” said Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation of the natural language capabilities that enable the video character to answer questions. “We’re creating a new form of dialogue with historical characters,”  he added about the project.