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Choreography and Design in Interactive Environments Professor Mick Wallis and Sophia Lycouris with final words by Alec Robertson SERENDIPITY SYNDICATE.

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1 Choreography and Design in Interactive Environments Professor Mick Wallis and Sophia Lycouris with final words by Alec Robertson SERENDIPITY SYNDICATE 4

2 Professor Mick Wallis

3 Emergent Objects School of Performance and Cultural Industries University of Leeds Performance / Design Process / Product

4 Meta-level Professor Mick Wallis, (Principal Investigator) University of Leeds Professor Christopher Baugh, University of Leeds Professor David Hogg, University of Leeds Joslin McKinney, University of Leeds Dr Sita Popat, University of Leeds Alic Baylis, University of Leeds Alec Robertson De Montfort University SNAKE Dr Sophia Lycouris, Nottingham Trent University Dr Philip Breedon, Nottingham Trent University Tracy Cordingley, Nottingham Trent University Jamie Billing, Nottingham Trent University Dr Sita Popat, University of Leeds SPIDER-CRAB Shadow Robot Company Professor Mick Wallis, University of Leeds Dr Sita Popat, University of Leeds Professor David Hogg, University of Leeds Dr Sophia Lycouris, Nottingham Trent University HOVERFLIES Dr Jennifer Sheridan Derek Hales, Huddersfield University Scott Palmer University of Leeds Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds

5 Performance / Design Process / Product

6 VIDEO CLIP:EMBODIEDKNOWING

7 DESIGN PROCESS ISSUES EMBODIED KNOWING contemplating embodied performance …..and finding a new body for the robot TECHNE BODYWORK rehearsals of deep feelings through body sculpting METAXIS SEMIOSIS THROUGH INSTALLATIONS TO DESIGNS words from body work into marks into sounds composed into installations

8 PROJECTION EMBODIED SIMULATION from CAD and physical mock-ups into embodied prototyping ……and prototype testing from using the product ……to re-embodied evaluation loosening bodies ……and bodily relations HABITUS

9 SPIDER-CRAB Maquette to convey eventual scale of SpiderCrab (photo: pixelwitch)

10 SPIDER CRAB OBJECT to date: … it has one limb….. currently a vision system..hence green band…will be multi sensory. ….movement is randomly generated but bias is introduced according to the quality of the dancers movements using Laban Effort Protocols.....think of it as being a system… which becomes complex when a human agent join it. Professor Mick Wallis

11 VIDEO CLIP:SPIDER-CRAB Mickel Smithen and SpiderCrab(photo: pixelwitch)

12 Dr Sophia Lycouris

13 SNAKE OBJECT to date: comes from ideas of engagement with an audience…..and challenging ideas choreography….without compromising the artistic…..finding out what is useful to apply and solve problems. it works in an improvisational way. did not want this object to have predictable behaviour ….hence connections with complexity

14 SNAKE OBJECT ….the stimuli that triggers interactive come from different areas around the object…the object decides and negotiates the different stimuli in in order to respond ….it is an object that supports the user ….the viewer the audience… to explore… it helps the users to find something out rather than having a specific movement or shape. I am interested in breaking the boundary of the performance and the audience.. Make the audience dance rather than sit.

15 VIDEO CLIP:SNAKE

16 SNAKE OBJECT I am interested in breaking the boundary of the performance and the audience....make the audience dance rather than sit. It is not for really specialised users like the ballet dancer as was seen here …although that is good too…..but it is an object that it should be used by different people. Dr Sophia Lycouris

17 INTELLIGENTCITY Proposal …..dealt with 4D design in space in relation to dance and architecture …..create and interactive environment for users of a shopping mall in Cambridge …..installations in the fabric of the building draw attention to features of the architectural space to create new experiences for users and more interest. Dr Sophia Lycouris

18 INTELLIGENTCITY – digital visual embedded into the building fabric and responsive to users movements showing architectural features..

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21 Alec Robertson

22 ERGONOMICSMULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE ARTS ROBOTICS Interaction Design Kinetic Sculpture Electronic Arts Interface Design 4D PRODUCT DESIGN

23 Relationships with artefacts matter.

24 AUTONOMOUS OBJECTS Human-Object Symbiosis Line of power enhancement COMPLEXITY Manual Tools Human-Object Symbiosis PhysicalInformational AUTONOMOUS PEOPLE Instruments Line of tool invention SoftwareMechatronics Software ??..we have choices to make Alec Robertson

25 …….symbiotic relationships are a way forward Alec Robertson

26 CONCLUSION..this is a snapshot …..of artefacts that are beginning to move….be adaptable and responsive. ……..it is about putting in…the cultural perspective of the performance artist, which is absolutely crucial from my perspective. ….if we are going to design new systems and artefacts let’s get in there at the beginning and make them aesthetic and kinaesthetic and meaningful, along with useful. Alec Robertson


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