Dancing With Computers At Deakin Motion.Lab

“Trail Instrument”

I found out about Deakin Motion.Lab through a review of Multiverse, a collaboration between the lab and the Australian Dance Theatre.

As I understand it, Deakin Motion.Lab uses motion capture to not only display a form moving very much like a particular dancer but also to develop software that can learn to recognize, comment upon and create movement. Among other things!

The implications of this are pretty trippy and one could spend a while considering where this leads. The above video should introduce you to the trippiness and the below to what the participants, except for the software, think about the project:

“Deakin Motion.Lab – Glimpse Behind the Scenes”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.