When: 6th and 7th of July Where: Thessaloniki, Greece, Venue: Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Title: Dancing with technologies: interact to learn, analyse to create Workshop Description: WhoLoDancE workshop invites dance practitioners, dancers, choreographers, movement enthusiasts and professionals, technologies experts and researchers to explore and discuss how recent whole-body interaction technologies can enhance the process of dance learning and support creativity.
On Wednesday 6th of July participants will have the chance to experiment with specific demos and reflect on of the state-of-the art technologies in various contexts, in a joint demo-session with the MOCO16 symposium. This joint-session starts at 17:00 and ends at 22:00 - you can find at this link the detailled artistic programme. The main day of the workshop Thursday 7th of July will start with presentations of the state-of-the art advancements on the intersection of embodied cognition, neuroscience, movement computing and human computer interaction and dance learning and making. In the afternoon, through interactive activities, hands-on sessions, panels and open discussion, the participants will have the chance to exchange reflections with each other on the material given during the previous sessions..
Key Note speaker Philip Barnard is a cognitive psychologist whose scientific studies were focused on real-world problems and technology design. Since 2003, he has been collaborating with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance to develop productive synergies between choreographic processes and our knowledge of cognitive neuroscience.
Target Group: Dance Education-Learning Experts, Dance Practitioners, Dance Teachers, Choreographers, Information and Communication Technologies Researchers, Movement Enthusiasts, Digital Artists.