[TISEA 1992] Paper: Don Herbison-Evans – Dance and the Computer: a Potential for Graphic Synergy


This talk will look at the various ways human figures can be represented in computer graphics, and at the methods available for animating such figures. Dancing will be examined in terms of the principles of human perception of space and time, the conventions of music and dance,and the physical constraints of space and time. These lead to representation of a dance as a sentence in a formal grammar, and as a straightforward way of making a computer figure dance. The additional problems of two figures dancing together will be discussed, and examples shown of experimental computer animation of two figures dancing together. For comparison, a live demonstration of Australian New Vogue

  • Don Herbison-Evans, Sydney University, Australia