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constructing a dance repertoire for a robot

June 7, 2015


Looking forward to working in the studio at Motion.Lab on Tuesday to develop a series of moves for my new dance partner Hermes (Robot). Hermes is the first of Motion.Lab's new breed of dancers and has been employed for several projects: Dance Haptics, Pinoke, and Synapse. After proving a huge hit in his performances at the latest Dance Haptics workshop on very little rehearsal or training for that matter, Hermes is eager to develop his craft.


My first point of call, as I thought about this today, is to develop a catalogue of moves (A-Z) for Hermes.


And, then using this catalogue of moves, A - Z, I am keen to develop basic dances using pangrams as scores for short dances. While I think developing our own pangrams that relate specifically to the process of Hermes learning to dance, the particular project or as instructional/task-based procedures which may be a form of code, these are a fun starting point:


The five boxing wizards jump quickly.


Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes.


The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.


How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.






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