venerdì 24 luglio 2015


Essays in Motion Technology and Performance
editeb by Nicolas Salazar Sutil and Sita Popat
Palgrave Macmillan (July 24, 2015)
Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology

Digital Movement addresses the evolving ways in which movement and its technological mediation can inform creative thinking and embodied practices. In order to identify unique cross-disciplinary links within human movement research this book brings together experts from a number of creative disciplines including dance, theatre, sculpture, as well as computer and mathematical art, whilst offering an integration of scholarly perspectives from cultural, media and performance studies. Drawing also on historical and contemporary perspectives, the book argues that technology has become central to the way we understand and utilize movement material across a number of industries. Computer tools afford, amongst other things, customized ways to capture, sample, notate, animate, choreograph, visualize and sculpt movement. More importantly, computers also transform how we think about motion, or rather, how we think in motion—inviting us to do so collaboratively and holistically. Digital Movement shows that the technologization of human movement is a phenomenon that has the potential to have both enhancing and disturbing effects on our lives. This is an important study for all scholars and upper-level students of contemporary movement practice and performance.

Nicolas Salazar Sutil is a Chilean performance and cultural theorist and arts practitioner, trained in Laban-Malgrem Movement Psychology. He is Academic Fellow in Digital Performance at the University of Leeds, UK.

Sita Popat is Professor of Performance and Technology at the University of Leeds, UK. She is co-founder and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. She is on the Advisory Board for Palgrave Macmillan's Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology book series. She is a member of the Standing Committee for Digital Resources in Humanities and Arts (DRHA) and a Trustee for DV8 Physical Theatre.