Motion Bank Data Workshop, Monday February 1st, 2016, Hochschule Main.
Motion Bank Data Workshop
This workshop is a second branch in a larger discussion about possible research collaborations between Motion Bank (at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz) and the theatre research and digital humanities departments at the Goethe University Frankfurt and beyond.
In a first symposium organized by the theatre research department titled “Tracing Choreography” (October 2015) the participants and speakers discussed questions about the “Werk” (piece) in relation to such things as Motion Bank’s “online scores” websites. Also how these might be used and studied as works / objects by themselves.
The aim of this workshop is to look at the raw data that Motion Bank’s systems currently hold (annotations, movement data, …) and see how questions and tools from the field of the digital humanities might relate to that.
Some of these questions might include looking into the ontological modelling of dance and movement as well as the analysis, modelling and extraction of “higher qualities” of movement. Another aspect might be the relation between text-annotations (or other markers) and the movement-data as well as the general question of where and how software and data is being developed and stored in relation to a living art form.