Expressing Technological Metaphors in Dance Using Structural Illusion from Embodied Motion

Talk at Creativity and Cognition 2013

These slides are from a talk I gave at ACM Creativity and Cognition 2013, Sydney, Australia, based on a paper accepted at the conference. I illustrate how technology has influenced creative, embodied practices in urban dance styles by analyzing how technological metaphors underlie conceptual representations of the body, space, and movement in three related styles of urban dance: liquid, digitz, and finger tutting. I also predict that the more technology-based metaphors (e.g., rewind, freeze frame, strobe, fast forward, linear & rotational translation) circulate in popular discourse, the more movement that use these metaphors that we will see in popular dance.

There are some online videos that I showed along with the presentation. Here are the links:

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