I explore lenses of expert movement observation using qualitative and quantitative methods that are informed by my training in dance and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA). Through this research I seek to better define movement expertise and identify relationships between one’s movement expertise and observation of movement.
I explore how kinesthetic empathy or one’s feeling of movement can be heightened in visual media through interaction design theories and practices.
I compare how various annotation programs for video and movement impact my research and interpretation of Yvonne Rainer’s seminal work, Trio A. In future work, I seek to create a more robust annotation system for movement research.
I explore new techniques for creating hybrid performances that combine physical and virtual entities. I ask: how can our creations in physical and virtual spaces inform one another conceptually? And how can we integrate our physical practices with emerging new technologies to create a meaningful work of art that expands or informs traditional artistic practices?
We explore how expressive components of Taiko performance can be translated across different modalities (sound, movement, visualization).
POEME (Portrayal of Ephemeral Movement Experiences) is a mobile website (https://poeme.iat.sfu.ca) that interprets movement data into insightful, witty and whimsical poetry.
We explore the experience of presence through the creation of an interactive performance installation, an auto-ethnographic study, and a telepresence workshop.
I explore how dancers practice movement through “marking” or executing movement in a reduced form.