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Human:machine:human: Gesture, Sound and Embodiment

Doug Van Nort (School of Architecture and Electronic Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NewYork, USA)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present an embodied view on human/machine co‐creation in general, and musical improvisation in particular.

Design/methodology/approach

Questions and propositions are formed by examining personal work in intelligent, interactive system design.

Findings

Proper consideration of gestural representation and intentionality leads to enhanced potential for collective expression in human/machine interaction.

Originality/value

This approach extends ideas of conversation theory to improvisational contexts based on spontaneous, collective expression.

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Citation

Van Nort, D. (2011), "Human:machine:human: Gesture, Sound and Embodiment", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 7/8, pp. 1179-1188. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684921111160403

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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