Transmission in Motion

Documentation

“Function of Exploration” – Aishwarya Kumar

In his 2012 TedEd talk, marine biologist David Gallo illustrates the idea of exploration by stating that we, as humans have ‘explored’ only 5% of what is in the oceans. By exploration, he means to “go peek and see what’s there” and uncover, reveal, bring to the front, what was invisible or unknown[1] and that,…

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Doing an Internship at Transmission in Motion

Transmission in Motion is always looking out to expand its network, exchange ideas and explore new perspectives on ongoing research. Master’s students who are interested in our work and would like to engage more closely with our projects have the possibility of undertaking an internship at Transmission in Motion and become part of our research…

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Transmission in Motion Seminar (2019-2020): “Expanded Practices of Knowing: Interdisciplinary Approaches”

Technological developments inform the ways information travels through media, turn archives into ‘dynarchives,’ and set knowledge cultures in motion. Such developments foreground the performativity of practices of sharing knowledge and the materiality of mediation; moreover, they point to the sensory, movement and embodiment as important aspects to take into account. This year’s seminar will investigate…

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“Performing Robots Conference: Dialogues Between Theater and Robotics”

The Performing Robots Conference took stock of interactions between theatre and robotics so far and looked at possibilities for future collaboration. Over the course of three days, there were more than 25 presentations and demonstrations, which included keynote addresses by Peter Eckersall (CUNY), Maarten Lamers & Peter van der Putten (Leiden University), Petra Gemeinboeck (UNSW)…

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“Questions struggling to be asked” – Ieva Pranckūnaitė

On the 16th of May, 2019, the first two volumes of the new book series Thinking Through Theatre were launched: Thinking Through Theatre and Performance, edited by Joe Kelleher (Roehampton University, London), Adrian Kear (University of the Arts, London), Heike Roms (University of Exeter, UK) and Maaike Bleeker (Utrecht University) and Nomadic Theatre: Mobilizing Theory…

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“The Gesture of Letting Go” – Laura Jimenez Rojas

The last TiM seminar of this year “The Art of Performing Science” brought a new perspective to think of the meeting of two -apparent- separate worlds: art and medicine. Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education and director of the Centre For Performing Science at Imperial College London, presented how by the gathering of artists and…

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“Sewing, sewing, sewing” – Jose Hopkins B.

In her book Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide, Mieke Bal (2002) presents us with a particular way to understand the performance of concepts and its relation with subjects and objects. She argues that concepts are not fixed as they travel between disciplines, individual scholars, geographically dispersed academic communities and so on. Therefore,…

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“A contextualization of interdisciplinarity” – Gido Broers

What is context? Since context is a concept that can be applied to many domains and functions as a base for interdisciplinary research (and practice), it is relevant to start here with a brief description of this concept, as described by Kaiyu Wan: The word “context” is derived from the Latin words con (meaning “together”)…

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“Walking Through an Uncanny Valley” – Jose Hopkins B

The Uncanny Valley is a concept coined by Masahiro Mori and borrowed by theatre director Stephan Kaegi[i] to make a homonymic performance. This concept is used to explain the dip in human’s affinity and affective pairing in relation to a replica’s human likeness. The valley’s dip is produced when an apparently human-like replica, for example…

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