Category Archives: Art

ten new b&w images

finally (!) got around to adding a set of 10 black-and-white images to the performance photo site.

all of these from sahara’s under a desert moon performance in may… drop by, tell me what you think… Continue reading

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ballroom dancing robots

from baku today, Shall we dance? Robots offer a hand on the ballroom floor

The Partner Ballroom Dance Robot — or PBDR in robot talk — has a woman’s face, a sensor around its waist and can move in all directions on its three wheels hidden underneath an evening gown.

As its partner takes steps, the robot analyzes his movements and figures out how to accompany him with its shoulders, elbows, waist and neck.

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photo piece in the new york times

you’ll have to register to see it, but…. if you do, you can see 10 years of dance in photographs, from a piece in the new york times magazine, here from photographer elinor carucci. Continue reading

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Isfahan

An exploration of Persian architecture

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Sita sings the blues

Nina Paley brings us Sita sings the blues

your interpretation may vary. Continue reading

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photographs and movement

it’s a bit of a specialty of mine, i guess…. so i direct your attention to some discussion of the subject over on livejournal. Continue reading

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robots dancing to preserve culture

lots of mechanical dancing going on lately (and i’m not talking about people doing the robot) – today’s blip comes from yahoo uk.

Japanese researchers said they had turned a humanoid industrial machine into a master of Japanese traditional dance in a bid to use a robot as a guardian of cultural heritage.

they’re using motion-capture and robots to preserve dance forms – so, is this really preserving the form, or is it just “going through the motions”? Continue reading

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more dancing robots

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1516&ncid=1516&e=1&u=/afp/20050112/od_afp/afplifestylejapanrobotoffbeat_050112123936 Continue reading

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brownian ballet

inspired by einstein, today i find news of a ballet commissioned by the institute of physics and put together by the rambert dance company.

digging back a bit, this looks like the first announcement. Continue reading

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dance photography auction for the women of sudan

i’ll be contributing three pieces to the silient auction at the benefit for the women of sudan on november 14 at casablanca in alexandria.

not only do you get to see more than a dozen of the area’s best dancers come together to in response to one of the greatest human tragedies of modern times, but you could go home with one of these three prints…

from left to right, i present asharah, lotus niraja and lucy, all of whom are not only lending their talent and passion to this benefit, but have allowed me to give a little too.
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