Re: Survey for the "Dictionnaire des arts mediatiques"

Alec Robertson (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 11:21:49 -0700 ()

You might consider the term 4D Design or Four-dimensional design for your
dictionary as it involves the notion that performing arts knowledge and
methods, including those for dance, are an untapped source for designers
working with dynamic enabling technologies such as mechatronics and
multimedia, as well as people!!

The term '4D Design' has a use primarily in an industry and commercial
context rather than arts one, as 2D and 3D design. Nevertheless it
should be in your dictionary.

Alec Robertson
Faculty of Art & Design
De Montfort University, UK.

You can find further details at an archive www site address below:

On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, diane leduc wrote:

> Dear members of the dance-tech list,
> this message is a general request :
> I'm actually working under the direction of Louise Poissant at the
> Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) on a project of an electronic
> dictionnary called : "DICTIONNAIRE DES ARTS MEDIATIQUES". I'm covering
> the dance section (of course dance and the technologies of all kind) and
> I'm well advance in the research of NEW WORDS on this subject.
> If anyone of you have suggestions, ideas, words or definitions
> concerning dance and the technologies please address it to me via the
> list or by e-mail :
> For your information, there is a french paper edited version of this
> dictionary and the bilingual electronic version (internet) is under
> way. It contain words used in media art such as MIDI, wireframe,
> modelling, sensors, interactive etc.
> Even if it doesn't contain specifically company names or artists there
> is a section called "Works"(that contains for example David Rokeby) and
> another one called "Commentaries" . If you want, you can send me any
> informations about you or your compagny (as much as possible : resume,
> history, description of the works and projects done or to be, credits,
> systems used, tools, philosophy, performances etc.). Videos are
> appreciated because it helps us judging the quality and the pertinence
> of the submission. We will pay attention to each answer we'll get.
> Finally, note that if the informations you sent me doesn't at the end
> appear on the dictionnary, it might be used for other purposes such as a
> book on history in dance and technologies or another dictionnary
> specifically on artists, companies and their works, two projects that
> are at an initial phase.
> Thank you in advance for your collaboration and please write back
> anytime by e-mail for further questions or suggestions about the
> dictionnary or dance and tehnologies.
> Chears
> Diane Leduc, b.arch., m.arts(danse)