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Inscribing Bodies: Notating Gesture

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11265)

Abstract

This paper focuses on methods of transcribing the functions and activities of gesture, with a specific focus on embodiment, or how the interrelated roles of environment and the body shape mental process and experience. Through a process of repeated experiments with our own custom open-source 3D printed sensors, we illuminate the complexities of tracking even a single point over time, and distinguish between casual gesture and choreographed motion.

Keywords

Gesture Dance Embodied cognition Tool-making Measurement Expressivity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Salem State UniversitySalemUSA
  2. 2.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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