About

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Kristin is an Assistant Professor in the Arts Technology Program at Illinois State University, exploring the role that computation plays in embodied creative processes. She has a history of working in choreography, computational creativity, media performance, interactive art and design tools due to her background in movement, technical theater, interaction design and programming. Kristin is a researcher with the movingstories: Tools for Digital Movement, Meaning and Interaction research partnership exploring the cognition of movement experience and designing movement applications for creativity support tools. She was the Executive Producer for the 21st International Symposium for Electronic Art  (ISEA2015) held in Vancouver, Canada and publishes in the fields of cognitive science, computational creativity, movement and computing and electronic art. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, an MSc and PhD from Simon Fraser University in Interactive Arts and Technology, studying with Dr. Thecla Schiphorst and Dr. Philippe Pasquier. Kristin holds an AmSat certification in Alexander Technique and is finishing a certification in Laban Movement Analysis. 

Contact: kacarl1@iltsu.edu

Education

        • PhD, Digital Choreographic Support Tools, Simon Fraser University, 2016. ‘Ah Ha’ Moments: Novice Choreographers Using Defamiliarization in Digital Choreographic Technologies
        • MSc, Computer-Aided Choreographic Process, Simon Fraser University, 2011. Exploring Creative Decision-Making in Choreographic Practice: A Phenomenological Study of Situated Cognition
        • BFA, Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign, 2005
        • M.AmSAT, Alexander Technique Certification, 2016
        • Laban Movement Analyst Certification, Expected Summer 2018

Work History

Illinois State University’s Arts Technology Program:   http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/arts_tech/

  • Assistant Professor, 2015-Current

MovingStories Partnership:   movingstories.ca

  • Research Assistant, 2012-2015
  • Project Manager, 2012- 2013, Associate Project Manager 2014-2015

ISEA2015: The 21st Symposium for Electronic Art: www.isea2015.org

  • Academic Symposium Production Manager, 2014-2015

Publications and Exhibitions

  1. Sun, P., Cuykendall, S., Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., Lantin, M. (2016) Presence in a Box: Exploring the Construction Leading to Synthesis Between Presence Performance, Art and Aesthetics. Presence Journal, Special Issue: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. MIT Press. In Process.
  2. Hobby, K., Carlson, K. (2016) Living in the Moment: Exploring Aesthetic and Movement Quality Attributes to Create Successful Immersive Gameplay in Therapy. Meaningful Play Conference, October 20-23, 2016. 8 pages.
  3. Sun, P., Cuykendall, S., Carlson, K., Lantin, M., Schiphorst, T. (2016) spaceDisplaced: Investigating Presence Through Mediated Participatory Environments. The Third International Symposium on Movement and Computing (MOCO), Greece. ACM Press. 8 pages.
  4. Carlson, K., Pasquier, P., Tsang, H., Philips, J., Schiphorst, T., Calvert, T. (2016) Cochoreo: A Generative Feature in iDanceForms for Creating Novel Keyframe Animation for Choreography Paper. The Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, (ICCC), Paris, France. 8 pages.
  5. Carlson, K., Sun, P., Cuykendall, S., Corness, G. (2016) Presence in a Box: Crossing Liminal Spaces. Scores+Traces: Exposing the Body Through Computation. One Art Space. March 10-12, 2016. Exhibition. Interactive Media Installation.
  6. Salevati, S., DiPaola, S., Carlson, K. (2016) Movement Awareness through Emotion Based Aesthetic Visualization, EVA London 2016. In Press.
  7. Subyen, P., Carlson, K. (2016) Abstracting Necessary Beauty: A Generative Visualization Portrays Beauty in Human Movement Qualities. International Conference on Digital Arts, Media and Technology (ICDAMT).
  8. Carlson, K., Corness, G.,Aitken, J., Bogart, B., Gordon, R. (2016) Typographic Entanglement. 2016 Faculty Biennial, University Galleries at Illinois State University. January 12-February 14, 2016. Video Media.
  9. Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., & DiPaola, S. (2016). Moving Collaborations: A Critical Inquiry Into Designing Creative Interactive Systems for Choreography. EAI Journal of Creative Technologies, Special Issue: Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, 10 pages.
  10. Fdili Alaoui, S., Carlson, K., Cuykendall, S., Bradley, K ., Studd, K., Schiphorst, T. (2015), ‘How do Experts Observe Movement?’, The 2nd Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO2015). Pages 84-91.
  11. Carlson, K., Tsang, H., Philips, J., Schiphorst, T., Calvert, T. (2015). Sketching Movement: Designing Creativity Tools for In-Situ, Whole-Body Authorship. The 2nd Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO2015). Pages 68-75.
  12. Corness, G., Seo, J., Carlson, K. (2015). Perceiving Physical Media Agents: Exploring Intention in a Robot Dance Partner. The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015). 8 pages.
  13. Cochrane, K., Sun, p., Carlson, K., Lantin, M., Schiphorst, T. (2015). Mother, Body, and Weather: An Artistic Exploration of Transcending the Physical Experience of Motherhood. The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015). 8 pages.
  14. Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., Cochrane, K., Philips, J., Tsang, H., & Calvert, T. (2015). Moment by Moment: Creating Movement Sketches with Camera Stillframe. The 9th ACM Conference for Creativity and Cognition (C+C). Pages 131-140.
  15. Fdili Alaoui, S., Schiphorst, T., Cuykendall, S., Carlson, K., Bradley, K ., Studd, K. (2015), ‘Strategies for Embodied Design: The Value and Challenges of Observing Movement’, The 9th ACM Conference for Creativity and Cognition (C+C). Pages 121-130.
  16. Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., DiPaola, S., (2014) “Collaborative Choreography: A Critical Inquiry into Designing Creative Interactive”, Proceedings of Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN ’14, (Springer Lecture Notes Book), Vol 136, pp 46-56. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-08189-2_6.
  17. Fdili Alaoui, S., Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. (2014) ‘Technological Application for Assisting Choreography: A Historical Perspective’, In Proceedings of MOCO 2014, 1st International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO2014). Paris, France. ACM Press. Pages 1-7 , 6 pages.
  18. Schiphorst, T., Bradley, K., Studd, K., Carlson, K. (2013) ‘Movement Archeologies: Digging for Meaning in New Landscapes of Movement Data’. Conference on Corporeal Computing: A Performative Archeology of Digital Gesture, IAS (Institute of Advanced Studies), University of Surrey, UK. 8 pages.
  19. Carlson, K., and Schiphorst, T. (2013) “Designing Interaction for Designers: Defamiliarization in User’s Creative Decision-Making.” In Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition, pg. 300–303. C&C ’13. New York, NY, USA: ACM.
  20. DiPaola, S., McCaig, G., Carlson, K., Salevati, S., and Sorenson, N. (2013) “Adaptation of an Autonomous Creative Evolutionary System for Real-World Design Application Based on Creative Cognition.” In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity, pg. 40–48. Sydney.
  21. Subyen, P., Carlson, K., Maranan, D., & Schiphorst, T. (2013). Recognizing Movement Qualities: Mapping LMA Effort Factors to Visualisation of Movement. Workshop presented at the ACM Creativity & Cognition 2013 Workshop: Beautiful Dance Moves: Mapping Movement, Technology & Computation, Sydney, Australia.
  22. Corness, G., Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. (2011) ‘Audience Empathy: A Phenomenological Method for Mediated Performance’, The 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition. Nominated for an Emma Award for Best Contribution to Creative Communication.
  23. Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., Shaw, C. (2011) ‘ActionPlot: A Visualizing Tool for Contemporary Dance Analysis’, In Proceedings of Computational Aesthetic 2011 Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging, Cae’11, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  24. Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., Pasquier, P.,(2011)  ‘Scuddle: Generating Movement Catalysts for Computer-Aided Choreography’, The Second International Conference on Computational Creativity, (ICCCX), ACM Press. Best Student Paper Award from the Cognitive Science Society.
  25. Carlson, K., Corness, G., Schiphorst, T., (2010) ‘Plan, Action, Collaboration: Reflecting on an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Process’, Proceedings from The Embodiment of Authority Conference, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, September 10-12, 2010. 10 pages. http://www.siba.fi/web/embodimentofauthority/proceedings

PRESENTATIONS WITHOUT PUBLICATION

  • Hobby, K., Carlson, K. (2016) Rehabilitating Experience: Exploring Interactive Game Design to Support Movement Quality in Physical Therapy Recovery. Meaningful Play 2016.
  • Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. (2016) Digitally Co-Imagining Choreography: How a Choreographic Support Tool Provokes Creativity, Choice and Reflection. The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa).
  • Carlson, K., Hobby, K. (2016) Rehabilitating Experience: Exploring Interactive Game Design to Support Movement Quality in Physical Therapy Recovery. The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa).
  • Marshack, R., Carlson, K.(2016) Designing for Past Stories: Engaging Alumni in Digital Memories. The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa), Accepted.
  • Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. (2014) Mobile Computing as a Lens for Choreographic Perspective: Embodied, Experiential, Expressive. Embodied Artful Practices Symposium, Canadian Society for Dance Studies, Vancouver, BC.
  • Carlson, K. (2013) Designing Creativity Support Tools Through Constraints, Defamiliarization and Embodied Cognitive Processes. The 9th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Doctoral Consortium.
  • Carlson, K., Hennessey, K., Schiphorst, T. (2012) ‘Fleeing from Darkness: The Craft of Tubebending and Neon Light Design’, Public Symposium on New Media and the Museum: Illuminating Vancouver’s Neon Heritage.
  • Carlson, K., Corness, G., Schiphorst, T., Pasquier, P., Shaw, C. (2012) ‘ActionPlot, Scuddle, Illusion of Togetherness’, FCAT Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Carlson, K., Corness, G., Schiphorst, T., Pasquier, P., Shaw, C. (2011) ‘ActionPlot, Scuddle, Illusion of Togetherness’, 6th Annual IRMACS Day, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada.
  • Subyen, P., Maranan, D., Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T., Pasquier, P. ‘Flow: Expressing Movement Quality’, CHI 2011 Workshop: The user in flux: bringing HCI and digital arts together to interrogate shifting roles in interactive media, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2011.
  • Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. ‘Scuddle: Building Tools for Facilitating Choreographic Research’, Algorithmic Reflections of Choreography: From Choreography to Software and Back, BADCo., Zageb, Croatia, April 1-4, 2011.
  • Carlson, K., Corness, G., Schiphorst, T. ‘Plan, Action: Collaboration: Emergent Narrative in Interdisciplinary Collaboration’, International Digital Media Arts Association Conference, November 4-6, 2010.
  • Carlson, K., Corness, G., Schiphorst, T. ‘Plan, Action: Collaboration:Reflecting on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Process’, The Embodiment of Authority, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, September 10-12, 2010.
  • Corness, G., Carlson, K., Schiphorst, T. ‘The Illusion of Togetherness: Audience Experience of Dance in a Mixed-Reality Environment’, Digital Resources in the Humanities and the Arts, Brunel University, London, UK, September 6-8, 2010.

AWARDS

  • Creative Activity Initiative Award, ISU, 2016-2017
  • President’s PhD Scholarship, SFU, Spring 2015
  • Ralph M. Howatt Family Graduate Scholarship, SFU, Spring 2015
  • Graduate Research Award,  SFU, Summer 2013
  • Graduate Fellowship,  SFU, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Special Entrance Scholarship, SFU, Spring 2011
  • FCAT Student Travel Award,  SFU, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010
  • Best Student Paper, Cognitive Science Society, The Second International Conference on Computational Creativity, Summer 2011
  • Various Performance Awards,  UIUC, 2001 – 2005
  • Talented Student Tuition Award,  UIUC, 2001 – 2005

SUBMISSION REVIEWER

  • Human Technology Journal                                                                                  2015/2016
  • International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)                                                        2015
  • International Symposium on Movement and Computing (MOCO)              2014/2015/2016
  • International Conference on Alternative CHI (Alt-CHI)                                         2013/2015
  • International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)     2012/2013/2014/ 2015
  • International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO)           2013
  • Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Games Aesthetics (AIGAW)                            2013
  • International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC)                            2012/2013
  • International Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C)                              2011/2013

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