Advertisement

Eclipse: A Wearable Instrument for Performance Based Storytelling

  • Ezgi UcarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10525)

Abstract

Eclipse is a dance performance telling the Altai Shaman story of a solar eclipse. Through movement of a dancer, a unique soundscape is created, to which the dancer moves. This feedback mechanism tries to achieve a multisensory interaction where the sounds created by movements are supplementary to the visual perception of the movements.

Keywords

New musical instruments Wearable technology Interactive storytelling Multisensory perception Altai Shamanism 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This project was executed as my thesis submitted to the faculty of Parsons The New School for Design, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology. Special thanks to Anezka Cecile Sebek, Barbara B. Morris, Katherine Moriwaki, Andrew Zornoza, Melissa Grey, Betty Quinn, Kiki Sabater, Qiu Yi Wu, Juno Liu, Kieun Kim, Daniel Mastretta Jimenez, Riley Kalbus, Marc Fiaux, Anna Meriano and Ryan Tunnell.

References

  1. 1.
    Durkin, A.: Do you hear what I hear? In: Decomposition: A Music Manifesto, p. 159. Pantheon Books, New York (2014)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Nicholson, S.J.: Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality. Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton (1987). ForewordGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    The Crying Dress. KOBAKANT. http://www.kobakant.at/?p=222. Accessed 11 May 2016
  4. 4.
    “About - Human Harp.” Human Harp. http://humanharp.org/. Accessed Spring 2015
  5. 5.
    Murray-Browne, T., Mainstone, D., Bryan-Kinns, N., Plumbley, M.D.: The Serendiptichord: a wearable instrument for contemporary dance performance. Publication no. 8139. Audio Engineering Society, London (2010)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    The Serendiptichord. Tim Murray Browne Interactive Sound Creative Code. http://timmb.com/serendiptichord/. Accessed Spring 2015
  7. 7.
    Solon, O.: Prosthetic Instruments Create Music through Body Movements (Wired UK). Wired UK. 8 August 2013. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-08/08/digital-instruments-gestes
  8. 8.
    Newell, F.N.: Cross- modal object recognition. In: Calvert, G., Spence, C., Stein, B.E. (eds.) The Handbook of Multisensory Processes, p. 123. MIT Press, Cambridge (2004)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Kostium, S.: Iz Kollektsii Irkutsk Go Oblast Nogo Kraevedcheskogo Muzeia = Shaman’s Costumes, p. 17. Artizdat, Irkutsk (2004)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Wu, Q.Y.: User Testing Feedback. 10 April 2015. Online interview by authorGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Quinn, B.: User Testing Feedback. 2 June 2015. Online interview by authorGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
    Teensy USB Development Board. https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ezgi Ucar DesignNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations