EightOS Research, Case Studies, and Documentation

EightOS Motion Capture Sensors

Motion tracking tripod sensor that can be used to provide haptic, sonic, and visual feedback on movement and control the sound using the body.

Motion Tracking Sensors for Choreography and Music Production

The new sensors that can detect movement and current dynamics for multiple participants, sharing the data via Wi-Fi with the others and via the OSC protocol to produce a musical landscape.

Confluence AI by EightOS @ Gwangju Biennale

Confluence AI 0.18 beta by ∞OS The Procession: Through the Gates Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning The 13th Gwangju Biennale 2021 떠오르는 마음 맞이하는 영혼 제 13회 광주비엔날레 A machine-guided procession on the nature of violence, collective movement, resilience, and cathartic release. Haptic feedback motion sensors, as well as the auditory and visual cues, are used…

Resilience and Adaptability as Sympoietic Practices

Resilience is the ability of a system to maintain its form and, at the same time, to be flexible in relation to external impulses. This makes resilience a close relative of adaptability, although the two are not synonymous. Both terms have been on the rise especially during 2020 [1] as humanity has been facing something that…

Fractal Choreography using Motion Capture and Haptic Sensors

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.

Swarm Formations and Choreographies

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.

Chaotic Fractal Movement Variability

A healthy, natural, and adaptive movement has fractal dynamics. As soon as intention or external disturbances kick in, this dynamic changes, and the movement becomes more artificial and less adaptive. Is it possible to modulate fractal dynamics on purpose, and what would be the practical and aesthetic implications?   Natural Movement, Fractals, and Chaos Studies…

Transfer Package: From Learning to Practice

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.

The Aesthetics of Tension and Release

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.

Co-Isolated Multiplicities at Milano Triennale

The notion of co-isolated associations was introduced by Peter Sloterdijk as a way of describing the entities that are connected and yet maintain their boundaries. They can get influenced from the outside and can also influence the outside. Together, the entities form a co-isolated multiplicity, which in itself exhibits a similar constant dance of resilience…

Pan-Algorithmic Resistance Strategies

In the world that is increasingly governed by algorithms, the notion of both an individual and a collective agency is being eroded. It's very likely that what you do is not really your own choice even if you are made to believe so. Thanks to the big data surveillance our actions become easily predictable. The…

Fluidity at Bundeskunsthalle

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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Event Reports — documentation from EightOS practice sessions, presentations, workshops, and activations

Research — studies and research on dynamics, modulation, adaptation, and variability

Compatible Practices — the practices compatible with EightOS using the similar principles and approach, interviews with the practitioners

Case Studies — practical applications of EightOS principles and dynamics in different contexts

EightOS Book — the book on the basic EightOS principles