Re: Invitation to private presentation

Richard Povall (
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:18:58 -0500

>It seems to me that while the technology may be useful or fun or whatever
>it is rather unecessary. I really don't see the point. Dancing is about
>using the body to express meaning. Computer technology is about putting
>meaning into action by bypassing the body and simple processes of the

This whole thread seems to be getting a little bogged down in a very
simplistic argument. I think those of us who are working with these
technologies are really trying to make them extensions of the body, or to
make them live through the body - always tied to the body and its
expression. To ask whether it's necessary or not is entirely to miss the


R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Director, Div. of Contemp. Music/Assoc. Prof of Computer Music/New Media.
Visiting Researcher, Exeter College of Art & Design, Exeter, UK.
TIMARA/Studio 5, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 44074 USA
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