kristin carlson

Scuddle

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Scuddle is a computational tool that was designed to influence and facilitate the generation of movement material, making the creative process (more) Present at Hand.  The tool uses a Genetic Algorithm to create ‘movement catalysts’ that provide a body position, height and effort qualities. The fitness function is based on heuristic rules designed from Laban and Bartenieff Fundamentals.  The system is used by asking a choreographer to generate a movement vocabulary based on the ‘movement catalysts’ and to use the catalysts to create a short solo work. Phenomenological interview techniques are used to facilitate choreographer’s discussion of the experience, focusing on how decisions are made as opposed to why they were made.

http://www.metacreation.net/kcarlson/Scuddle/applet/

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