Moving Media: making Art at the Intersection of Technology


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Movement driven technologies are becoming ubiquitous in interactive design, whether the movement component is part of the design or the experience itself. What are the frameworks we use as artists or technicians to build, create, understand, and bridge the digital world with the human, especially when considering interactive environments? At the intersection of dance, film, sound, and movement, artist Renata Sheppard, creates work for the stage, screen, and in the lab. In this lecture, she shares the trajectory of her personal conversation between dance and technology from remote tele-immersive dancing at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the audience-driven Mobi-Spray interactive performance at Berkeley Art Museum

Renata Sheppard is a choreographer, dancer, and multi-media artist collaborating with ASA Lab at Virtual Reality and Multi Media Park as a US/Italy Fulbright Fellow. Her research focuses on the relationship between technology and movement, especially how analysis of the moving body can inform the design of human-centered interactive art. She has shown her work in India, England, Canada, Germany and in the United States in Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.