In a collaboration between choreographer William Forsythe and Ohio State University’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design a web tool was developed that analyzes a fifteen minute dance with a variety of interactive tools. The dance: One Flat Thing, Reproduced, occurs within a grid of 20 tables and is filmed in plan view and eye level, then digitally mapped to explore the complexities and patterns.
Within the website, Synchronous Objects, the many systems that construct the dance are revealed in creative ways that themselves become unique visual expressions. The tools can be downloaded and manipulated individually to set into motion new patterns and forms.
You may have to download and install Adobe 10 to view and utilize this website. It only takes a minute and it is worth it. This tool is truly cutting edge, and the possibilities of it’s uses in relation to Landscape Architecture (and many other areas) are endless. Just one idea…I would like to use this tool to analyze how people use designed space.[nggallery id=47]