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DEADLINE EXTENDED --- WORKSHOP: Creativity and Cognition 2013, Sydney Australia --- APRIL 26th 2013
 
Beautiful Dance Moves: Mapping Movement, Technology & Computation

http://movement.iat.sfu.ca/c+c2013-movement-workshop/
http://cc13.creativityandcognition.com/?page_id=557


Full Day Workshop

Thecla Schiphorst, School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University Surrey, BC;
Renata Sheppard, Henry Luce Scholar, Taipei National University of the Arts Taipei;
Lian Loke, Design Lab, University of Sydney, Darlington, NSW;
Chyi-Cheng Lin, Performing Technology Lab Taipei National University of the Arts

The Beautiful Dance Moves Creativity & Cognition 2013 workshop explores emerging methods for mapping movement, technology and computation. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can contribute to computational knowledge of movement representation, and conversely how computational models can support our understanding of movement as a language. The title Beautiful Dance Moves references the challenge of representing embodied movement knowledge within computational models, yet it also celebrates the inherent expression available within movement as a language. While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate mappings between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research. 

Many fields, including Interaction Design, HCI, Education and Machine Learning have been inspired by recent developments within Neuroscience validating the primacy of movement in cognitive development and human intelligence. This has spawned a growing interest in experiential principles of movement awareness and mindfulness, while simultaneously fueling the need for developing computational models that can describe movement intelligence with greater rigour. This workshop seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognitive and computational representation.

We seek participants from various fields including computer science, cognitive science, movement analysis, education, dance and the arts to participate in this workshop.

DEADLINE EXTENDED  --- APRIL 26th 2013

Position papers can be 2-4 pages long in the CHI Extended Abstracts format.

mail your submission to thecla [at] sfu [dot] ca

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