10 / 10 / 2009

Lecture by Marco Mancuso

Fabbrica del Vapore – Milan

Marco Mancuso was invited from Ariennal Vidach and Claudio Prati – DiDstudio to have a lecture about the artistic applications of researches in audiovisual studies to interaction design technologies and theories applied specifically to dance and theatre, and to the relationships between a body in movement and the space surrounding it.

Lecture presentation text:
“IPerforming Media”

Interaction design is the design of the interaction activities that occurs between human beings and mechanical systems and information technology. It is a discipline that belongs to the context of human-computer interaction research (HCI). A fundamental goal of interaction design is to make possible and facilitate the maximum for a human being using and interacting with machines (mechanical and digital), and the use of complex systems and services to profitably and satisfying.

DiDstudio (Digital Interactive Dance) was founded in 2005 in Milan in order to offer to young artists a place of research, education, experimentation and production with dance and new technologies. Equipped with the interactive systems developed by AiEP, DiDstudio is a choreographic atelier for the company and a place of creative residence and study for young artists.

Every year, performers, musicians and computer operators, willing to approach the complex and articulated field of interactive technology in live arts, can attend workshops and conferences about digital media, as well as dance classes and laboratories. At the same time, DiDstudio hosts a yearly festival dedicated to the national and international most innovative projects in order to convey the artistic potentialities of new interactive software.