Synchronous Objects

Summary: 
In collaboration with William Forsythe, ACCAD and the Department of Dance developed an online interactive score project for the choreographic work of Forsythe's, One Flat Thing, reproduced.

Interactive Media; Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Project Website: http://synchronousobjects.osu.edu/

Produced by: The Forsythe Company The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design and The Department of Dance at OSU

Creative Directors: William Forsythe Maria Palazzi Norah Zuniga-Shaw 

Generative Designer: Matthew Lewis, ACCAD

Forsythe Company Dance Research Collaborators: Jill Johnson, choreographer, teacher, performer, Forsythe stager Christopher Roman, dancer, choreographer, ballet master Elizabeth Waterhouse, dancer, researcher

International Collaborators: Scott deLahunta, Research Fellow at Amsterdam School of the Arts Patrick Haggard, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London Alva Noe, Department of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley

Funding Provided by:
The Forsythe Company
The Forsythe Foundation
The Ohio State University Office of Research
Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Codarts
Tanzplan Deutschland, an initiative of
the Federal Arts Council

Ohio State Graduate Research Associates:
Beth Albright, Department of Design
Michael Andereck, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Sucheta Bhatawadekar, Department of Design
Hyowon Ban, Department of Geography
Andrew Calhoun, Knowlton School of Architecture
Jane Drozd, Department of Design
Joshua Fry, Department of Design
Melissa Quintanhilla, Department of Design
Anna Reed, Department of Dance
Benjamin Schroeder, Computer Science and Engineering
Lily Skove, Department of Dance
Ashley Thorndike, Department of Dance
Mary Twohig, Department of Design 

Ohio State Faculty Researchers:
Ola Ahlqvist, Department of Geography
Peter Chan, Department of Industrial, Interior
and Visual Communication Design
Noel Cressie, Department of Statistics
Stephen Turk, Austin E. Knowlton School
of Architecture 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:
In collaboration with world renowned choreographer William Forsythe, ACCAD and the Department of Dance developed an online interactive score project for the choreographic work of Forsythe's, One Flat Thing, reproduced. The team of Ohio State research faculty, graphics researchers, and graduate students constructed a new way of looking at dance, one that considers both discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary ways of seeing. The final product, an interactive website was launched on April 1, 2009. The site illuminates underlying structure and mechanics of a complex choreography, exposes modes of perception and attention of both performers and audience, and enables new and multiple readings of this work and consequently the viewing of dance in general.

3D visualization of danceComputer visualization of music

Completed in 2009.