An online lab exploring embodiment and co-creation on the internet using Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore and other moving ideas
This lab took place from July 22nd to August 10th 2013. You may do the activities as a self-directed, self-guided experience. You may also join this group and interact with other members and to follow other meta-academy activities.
Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2013
An online lab exploring embodiment and co-creation on the internet using Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore and other moving ideas.
Lab participants will use free internet-based tools to creatively explore questions about embodiment, training and memory, composition, and politics of the body. They will also explore how to translate embodied practices onto the internet.
The lab will be structured around Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore, an approach improvisational dance/movement that she has been developing for over 30 years.
The content is approached by two kinds of activities:
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Facilitated by Marlon Barrios Solano, Rachel Boggia and Josephine Dorado
FLICKR SLIDESHOW with images of participants and lab:
Video mashup done with media produced during the lab
Visualisation of lab contents, structure and samples
Renowned contact improvisation teacher, writer, and editor Nancy Stark Smith calls this exercise "a Solo Mini Underscore". You will need about 30 minutes of uninterrupted time as well as a notebook and writing device. We would like you to share your SHARING/THANKSGIVING in a video response on youtube (see below). You can choose to do this activity by listening to the mp3 or following the…Continue
Media theorist Andreas Treske introduces the notion of “thickening of the video image” in his book “The Inner Life of Video Spheres” published by the Institute of Networked Cultures. He asserts that there is a 'thickening of the image' when we can place interactive objects on the timeline in the "Z axis" of the…Continue
Thank you Message:We had a google hangout this morning with great conversation and fun remarks!Many of you were not able to make it! We would like to hear from you! Write here or make a video response to this conversation on a YouTube Video.Thank you again!marlon Chat: Hello meta-academy participant, We are very happy to have such diverse and interesting group! The epicenter of all the activities will be a Group created one the dance-tech.net website.This is a full multimedia social networking…Continue
This is the main topical discussion space for the lab. We will use it to establish a dialogical space on ideas, comments, provocations, theoretical questions, inspirations, etc. It is used as a continuous thread during the whole lab and after. It can host photos, video and text.Continue
Meta academy Embodied Activity #3 “Simultaneous Duet Mini Extended Underscore”This week we will meet online with a partner to do what Nancy Stark Smith is calling a “Simultaneous Duet Mini Extended Underscore.” You will meet with in a google+ hangout on air (rather than just a hangout) with a fellow improvisor to do a very shortened version of the Underscore, guided by Nancy’s voice. We ask that you record the…Continue
This dance-tech.tv interview is introduced as core material for the Minded Motion Lab.It was realized in June 2012 in London. This interview is part of the dance-tech interviews and views collection.Each week, we will watch 12-15 minutes of this video and posting tags in this…Continue
Instructions for #MetaAcademy Week 3 CORE AssignmentCollaborative Mind Mapping*Please make sure that you've received your invitation to collaborate on the mind map. If not, fill out the form mentioned in Step 1 below. Please do this by Sunday, August 11. Your contribution to the mind map should be completed by Wednesday, August 14, if possible.Mind map definition: Graphical technique for visualizing connections between several ideas or pieces of information. Each idea or fact is written down…Continue
Context story-snapshots (Instagram , Cowbird, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr )One of the main characteristics of the new internet is its potential for aggregation of related content as “data” streams with the use of hashtags, tags and RSS feeds.We propose for this week to explore the storytelling potential of a stream of still images, texts and hashtags for…Continue