Demo Hour


Issue: XXV.5 September-October 2018
Page: 10
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Anna Weisling, Anna Xamb├│

Live performances involving digital technology often strive toward clear correspondences between distinct media modes, particularly works that combine audio and video. Often, the process of creating and executing such performances involves mapping schemes that are encased within the digital system. This produces content that is tightly synchronized but creates a relationship between the performer and technology that can feel rigid and unexpressive. In our project, we explore a collaborative process between visualist and musician that builds toward a method for promoting co-creativity in multimedia performance, prioritizing the performer's physical presence and interaction with digital content.

Weisling, A. and Xambó, A. Beacon: Exploring physicality in digital performance. Proc. of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, 2018, 586–591;

Weisling, A. The Distaff: A physical interface to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative performance. Proc. of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM, New York, 2017, 1365–1368;

Anna Weisling, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Anna Xambó, Queen Mary University of London
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ins03.gif Visual output of the Distaff instrument.
ins04.gif Anna Xambó (left) and Anna Weisling (right) performing at Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.