By Jean-Paul Laumond, Naoko Abe

How and why to put in writing a flow? who's the author? who's the reader? they are choreographers operating with dancers. they're roboticists programming robots. they're artists designing cartoons in machine animation. In all such fields the aim is to precise an goal a couple of dance, a particular movement or an motion to accomplish, by way of intelligible sequences of straight forward pursuits, as a song rating that will be dedicated to movement illustration. regrettably there isn't any common language to jot down a movement. movement languages reside jointly in a Babel tower populated via biomechanists, dance notators, neuroscientists, laptop scientists, choreographers, roboticists. each one group handles its personal thoughts and speaks its personal language.

The e-book debts for this variety. Its starting place is a distinct workshop held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in 2014.

Worldwide representatives of varied groups met there. Their problem was once to arrive a mutual realizing permitting a choreographer to entry robotics techniques, or a working laptop or computer scientist to appreciate the subtleties of dance notation. The liveliness of this multidisciplinary assembly is mirrored by means of the publication thank to the willingness of authors to proportion their very own studies with others.

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Function/Expression differentiates between the aspects of movement that serve a need and the movement qualities that are expressive of affect. The latter two themes were of most interest to this project. There is some discussion amongst Certified Movement Analysts (CMAs) concerning the dichotomy between quantitative and qualitative analysis, assuming that concepts need to belong in one category or the other. The implication is that if something cannot be measured then it is qualitative and unprovable.

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