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Human:machine:human: Gesture, Sound and Embodiment
Article Type: Special issue abstracts From: Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 7/8
Doug Van Nort
School of Architecture and Electronic Arts Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
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.
Keywords Music, Improvisation, Creativity, Gesture, Embodied cognition, Cybernetics
Paper type Conceptual paper