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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

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We are pleased to announce the launch of issue #03 of …Continue

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

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Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




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Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …


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Playing with Virtual Realities - Introduction


The project Playing with Virtual Realities takes place in the research group, at the Excellence Cluster an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin.
The project explores how VR-technology and the embodied practices of gaming and dancing enact and design imagination and perceptual experience. The project is a collaboration of gaming, dancing, VR design, philosophy of technology, embodied philosophies of perception, and performance philosophy.

Playing with Virtual Realities questions and experiments the embodied practices of dancing and gaming. We inquire how physical techniques and technology of the game provoke and solve challenges for perception. We aim to reflect the intersection of technology and technique within processes of design.

Both VR design and dance techniques deal with the challenge of how to facilitate an immersive experience that imitates the fluidity of everyday life behavior, while both dancing and gaming are embodied practices that transgress everyday patterns of movement and perception.

Dancing is a design of space, rather than merely acting within an already given realm. Thus, dancers “methodically” ignore the real space and relate their decisions of movements according to imaginary rules of game. At the same time, dancers lead their movements according to what the actual space and their physical capacities enable. Integrating the actual and the virtual, dancers constantly further shape and extend their actual movement capacities. For those reasons, we see in the aesthetic labor of dancing a source for researching creative patterns of perception. Thus, the trained dancers hold an archive of knowledgeable techniques for movement, imagination, perceptual problem solving, and creativity.

In addition, the most recent developments of VR design enable for the actors within the virtual reality to see and act within an imaginary world that visually comes into life. Nevertheless, the rest of the physical senses, especially the sense of equilibrium, proprioception, and the sense of touch act according to the actual space, which is beyond the virtual vision. For those reasons, we see in VR technology an interesting case of extended cognition (see Andy Clark and David Chalmers, 1998) that affects not just the visions and the patterns of movements of its actors, but also their perceptual schemata and their embodied techniques.

In Playing with Virtual Realities we research the relationship between vision and movement, as well as the cognitive, physical, and perceptual challenges appear when vision and movement are dissociated. We deal with the role of imagination in designing new ways of knowing and with how imagination and a virtual realm enact actual perception within creative experience. 


Partners, An Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung
DOCK11 Berlin
Performance Philosophy
Institut für Games, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart.

First research phase:
26-29 September 2017
Second research phase: 
29-30 November, 1 December 2017
Third research phase:
10-12 January 2018
Residency at DOCK11: 22-28 January 2018

Tomorrow we start!

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