In this article, we present a novel way of choreographing movement with fractal feedback using motion caption and haptic sensors. The practitioners receive a visual, sonic, and kinaesthetic signal about their current dynamic state, which they can interpret to change their movement pattern or to maintain it further.
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Swarm formations are very common to find in nature. They are based on a few simple rules that lead to complex behaviors. Taking as inspiration the studies that have been done on swarms in biology and for military applications we demonstrate how these principles could be used to choreograph collective actions.
The “transfer learning” approach used in a therapy setting can be very useful when applied to learning the new skills and particularly the part where they have to be implemented into the real-life context. We demonstrate how we use this approach in the EightOS setting to facilitate knowledge transfer between different contexts and disciplines.
An interplay of tension and release as an aesthetic expression of life principles. How we can play with this dynamics and reflect the important aspects of physical movement both on the individual and the collective levels.
In the frame of the State of the Arts Exhibition we presented EightOS bodymind operating system as a methodology and a practice for activating the fluid modality in a public space.
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Request an invitation to join a research lab session of EightOS (usually 1 to 2 hours long) and experience a certain aspect of the practice. We have both online and offline events, which usually take the shape of a workshop where we mix both theory and practice / physical movement. We host multiple events throughout the year around the world, so when you sign up you will receive the full schedule for both online and offline events available. If the dates do not suit you, you can cancel and get a refund.
Level 2: Activation Program
If Level 1 is a demo version of EightOS software, then Level 2 is a full activation license. It is usually comprised of several sessions with a certain narrative (about 12 hours long in total), combining physical body practice, research, and creative work. You also get access to special training materials, digital and artistic software and hardware tools we created to facilitate EightOS practice in other contexts. You will have a chance to learn and enhance your embodied understanding of EightOS approach and integrate it into your daily practice.
You can join one of the four sessions that we host every year. The number of places is limited, so it’s better to get your pass early. Your ticket is refundable and transferable, so you can return it or give it to somebody else.
Level 3: Custom Session
We can also organize custom-made ∞OS experiences for a specific contexts. It can be a presentation, a performance, a workshop, a participatory experience or any other event. You can see reports from our previous events or check the examples of the modules that we can provide. Send us a message to receive more information.
You can also join the custom sessions as a participant, in which case we advise you to apply for the Level 1 or Level 2 as you will then be informed about the external events.