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.