Ecologically grounded multimodal design:The Palafito 1.0 study

Keller, Damian and Timoney, Joseph and Costalonga, Leandro and Capasso, Ariadna and Tinajero, Patricia and Lazzarini, Victor and Soares Pimenta, Marcelo and Helena De Lima, Maria and Johann, Marcelo (2014) Ecologically grounded multimodal design:The Palafito 1.0 study. In: Joint Conference International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)/ Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) 2014, 14-20 September 2015, Athens, Greece.

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We present results of a ten-month design study targeting the observation of creative artistic practice by a video-artist, a sculptor and a composer. The study yielded the multimedia installation Palafito/Palafita/Home-on-stilts 1.0, featuring 19:30 minutes of sonic material and video footage, and three 5x8x3-meter raw-wood sculptures. This paper focuses on the procedural dimensions of the asynchronous, ubiquitous group activities carried out by the three subjects through light-weight, off-the-shelf infrastructure. Data was extracted from a virtual forum and a file repository. The analysis of the creative exchange indicated cycles of activity alternating between reflection, exploratory action and product-oriented action. The participants were engaged in reflective activities 63% of the time, epistemic activities spanned 33% of the study and product-oriented activities accounted for only 4% of the creative design cycle. Dialogic activities did not follow a regular pattern, but a relationship between enactive and dialogic activities was observed. We discuss the implications of these results for embedded-embodied approaches to sound art.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Ecologically grounded multimodal design; Palafito 1.0 study;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 6080
Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 08:27
Refereed: Yes

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