Right from the beginning…
Motion Capture
Maureen Furniss

The title says it all –available in the CalArts Library Course Reserves and Stacks
MoCap for Artists
Midori Kitagawa and Brian Windsor

CalArts Library Course Reserve: TR840 .B73 1992
Picturing time : the work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904)
Marta Braun

A well researched thesis from MIT concerning absolute visual performance
Painterly Interfaces for Audiovisual Performance
Golan Levin

An abridged version of a paper I delivered at The Screen: A Dialogue of Cultures conference held in Moscow in 1991.  The PDF is printed from an old HTML file thus the formatting is a bit broken.
Absolute Animation and Immersive VR [PDF]
Michael Scroggins

The full length paper delivered in January 1991 at The Screen: A Dialogue of Cultures conference in Moscow.
My work in Absolute Animation and Some Ideas About Extending that Work into the New Medium of Virtual Reality [PDF]
Michael Scroggins

A chapter from Wayne Carlson’s book on the history of computer graphics and animation that provides a look at the early development of Virtual Reality technology.
A Critical History of Computer Graphics and Animation | Section 17: Virtual Reality
Wayne Carlson

I attended a 1995 SIGGRAPH Conference Panel organized to address questions raised at an earlier SIGGRAPH on whether the Cartesian coordinate system was an oppressive construct based on the hegemony of a dominant form of male thinking. Joan Stavely, the artist at the core of the original debate, sat on the 1995 panel dressed in Barbie Doll drag –not only in a reference to gender stereotyping, but also because she had been doing mocap work for a set of Mattel television commercials featuring Barbie.
Grids, Guys and Gals: Are you oppressed by the Cartesian Coordinate System?
Chair: Greg Garvey