Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Manuel DeLanda: Nature, Space, Society

This talk is part of a discussion series consisting of three sessions on the relationships between society, space and nature, and how they are currently being transformed both theoretically and by technological and environmental changes in the world. (05.03.2004)
http://channel.tate.org.uk/media/26608082001

Enjoy!
Anna Maria

Image credits: news.yorku.ca

Sunday, 12 February 2012

"Dialoge with Lucinda" and Flocking

Yesterday evening I saw these two dance performances:



Nicole Beutler remade two dance pieces from Lucinda Childs (look up).
These two beautiful pieces made me think of the flocks of starlings:
- Their movement is based on simple rules.
- They never bump into each other.
- It is beautiful and mesmerizing to watch.

Also "flocking" is a dance technique where dance is created by the same rules as birds flock.
A wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flocking_(behavior)

Neuroscientist and artist Beau Lotto