Erin Christine Bell

Sensational description. Within the enactive approach, primarily propelled as a research proposal by Francisco Varela, is the importance of combining felt experience with 3rd person (computational) methods. One solo ‘performance’ of this sort of collaboration was conducted with Dr. Stephen Fulder and the Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel – in which Fulder spoke of his experience during meditation as his brain activity was being monitored. In my own research of the felt experience of improvisational dance interaction I have found consistent intensity of sensation located in regions of the chest. Is it possible to use such descriptions as a map, as a guide for regions of the dancers’ bodies to monitor? How might you propose to combine computational technology of the felt experience of interacting performers (especially in real time, during live performance)?

-erin christine bell

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