Re: Digital Dancing 97

Lisa Marie Naugle (
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:06:36 -0700 (PDT)

I'm jumping here, trying to catch up.

Porous walls...humm I've been dreaming about this. The last project I
worked on (online dance course) definitely required porous walls and, with
that came endless administrataive details and policies to address.

to continue explorations on videoconferencing - telematic "activities".
Though I feel fortunate that "they" will provide computers,at least through
the summer, this comes from an area outside dance/music. A multipurpose
conference room every once in a while gets turned into a performance space
and technial staff who have never been to a dance concert suddenly become
pivotal points in a performance.

It is very difficult for other faculty in the dance area to support this
kind of work or for curriculum to embrace it in the near future...there is
simply not enough money to go around. I have been doing my explorations
with videoconferencing out of my own pocket, time, and interest....and
most of the time I am forced to go to other places...therefore moving
between the margins.

I would be very interested working on a two-or three week intensive.
Several years ago I taught at The Computed Art Intensive (Simon Fraser
Univeristy) a 3-week summer intensive.

thank you for opening up this topic...


>more porous walls are beginning to happen. However, even those schools who
>DO have the expertise to support and build work with new technologies,
>particularly new performance technologies, often lack the resources, and
>the facilities. One of my ongoing frustrations in mt constant academic
>travels is not so much finding the talent, the hardware, and the
>enthusiasm, but the TIME and SPACE to seriously address this kind of work.
>A few hours here and there just doesn't do it (as well all know). We need
>dedicated spaces with dedicated equipment where we can work for weeks at a
>time, able to dive into work on a much deeper level. I sort of managed to
>set up such a space at Dartington - or thought I had, only to find it was
>still to be shared by other classes - thus making it impossible to leave
>complex setups in place for more than a few hours or a weekend. I am now
>trying to build such a facility at Oberlin. Yes, we need more fluid walls,
>and a more flexible approach to the academy. Above all, we need funding to
>bring in the necessary people at the necessary times.
>I would be more than interested in supporting a summer school here in Ohio
>- two or three weeks of intensive work in a dedicated atmosphere. I think
>I might even be able to find the funding for a pilot program in 1998. Is
>there the interest out there to support such a workshop - and is this what
>we really need???
>R i c h a r d P o v a l l
>Assoc. Prof of Computer Music and New Media
>MPO Box 0332 TIMARA/Studio 5
>Oberlin, OH 44074-0332 USA Oberlin Conservatory of Music
>Voice: +1.216.775.1016 Oberlin College
>Fax: +1.216.775.8942 Oberlin, OH 44074 USA
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Lisa Naugle, Ph.D Candidate
New York University
Music and Performing Arts Professions
Dance Program
New York:(212)604-4163
Canada: (604) 731-8385
Fax: (604) 731-0128
Researching at Simon Fraser University
School of Contemporary Arts