Interactive Performance Technology

DANCE 3560 / THETR 3690 / MUSIC 3441

3 credits (LA)

Next offered Spring 2011.
TR 12:20-2:15, Schwartz SB10 & room TBA.
If interested in this course, please contact the instructor even if the class meeting times do not fit in your schedule. The class meeting times may be rescheduled if the enrollment situation warrants it.
Instructor: Allen Fogelsanger (alf6)

An enhanced still image from Perimeter of a Parameter choreographed by Kathleya Afanador with graphics by Ryan Spicer, lighting by John Stechschulte, and costumes by Sarah Bernstein

Introduction to the multimedia programming platform Max 5 and its application to computer-interactive dance performances and installations. Intended to bring together programmers and dancers. Each student will create software patches and movement pieces, and collaborate with others on a final project focusing on the input, manipulation, and output of movement, sound, video in real time. Topics include digital audio/video processing, MIDI control, sensor use, electroacoustic music, history of computer technology and dance, gestural expression, choreography, composition, design, and aesthetics. Laptop computer and Max 5 software required: see (a one-time nine-month authorization costs $59). There will be assigned online readings, a paper, and a lab performance at the end of the semester.

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Interactive Performance Technology may be used to count toward fulfilling the category IV requirement of the Dance major or to count toward fulfilling the requirements of the Dance track of the Computing in the Arts Concentration but not both.