[ISEA2011] Panel: John An­der­son – Dig­i­tal Chore­og­ra­phy? There’s an app for that!

Panel Statement

Panel: Serious Animation: Beyond Art and Entertainment

It is ir­refutable that soft­ware sys­tems have come to play an in­dis­pens­able role in the cre­ative arts with many dis­ci­plines reap­ing the ben­e­fit of soft­ware prod­ucts which aug­ment or en­tirely sup­plant tra­di­tional tech­niques. How­ever there has been lit­tle ap­pre­cia­ble ac­cep­tance of tech­nol­ogy within the dance com­mu­nity de­spite the best ef­forts of a core of pi­o­neers. Does the pro­lif­er­a­tion of per­sonal tech­nol­ogy which can “sense” the world in terms of mo­tion, audio, vi­sion and touch pre­sent an op­por­tu­nity for a re­boot of dance-tech­nol­ogy, and what new in­ter­face par­a­digms should we now be con­sid­er­ing?

  • John An­der­son is the founder of Grid­loop and a re­searcher in the 3D Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion Group at Dun­can of Jor­dan­stone Col­lege of Art and De­sign at the Uni­ver­sity of Dundee. He has spent many years de­vel­op­ing in­ter­ac­tive prod­ucts to sup­port the teach­ing of dance and music in main­stream ed­u­ca­tion and his work was nom­i­nated for an In­ter­ac­tive BAFTA award in 2005. As well as hold­ing an MSc in An­i­ma­tion and Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion from the Uni­ver­sity of Dundee, John is also a grad­u­ate of the Lon­don School of Con­tem­po­rary Dance.