In my new blog, The Kinetic Interface
, I'm covering many topics that I think are related to explorations and work of members of dance-tech.net.
In a nutshell, I'm covering the intersection of dance with movement and body-centric developments taking place in many fields (science, technology, architecture, design, gaming, medicine, etc.).
Here are a handful of posts I've written for which I'd very much appreciate feedback. In addition, it would be great if you know of online dance videos that relate to these posts. I very much want to show dance examples along with the architectural, robotic and other videos I include.
- Flare, a Breathable Kinetic Building Facade
: What are examples of dancers who have created works that deal with responsive architecture?
- The Sources of Vertical Movement
: I'd like to find examples of dancers who have worked with robotics with a particular focus on the possibilities and limitations of robotic motion and propulsion.
- Swarm Intelligence and Self-Replicating Systems
: I find research into swam intelligence fascinating. Which choreographers/dancers have experimented with these ideas?
- Gesture Patents Point Way to Full-Body Interfaces
: I wasn't serious when I suggested that an Ohad Naharin performance (I include video) was a response to gesture-based patents filed by computer companies to control new interfaces. But I would like to know what this network's members think about new gesture-based interfaces and what dancers can contribute to new ways of thinking about how our bodies can control new generations of mobile, gaming and computer devices.
I figured I'd just include four posts. I'd be delighted if you read my other posts and offered your feedback.
Also, as I mentioned in my profile, I'm going to soon be doing video interviews here in New York City. I'm especially interested to interview choreographers who:
1) Have explored the relationships of dance to many of the body and movement-based developments taking place in many fields, and
2) Would like to discuss and demonstrate their creative and choreographic process with an emphasis on how dances are created.
Much thanks and I look forward to being an active member of this group.