Article: Dancing with Real Bodies

Dancing with Real Bodies: Dance Improvisation for Engineering, Science, and Architecture Students is published in “Algorithmic and Aesthetic Literacy 2021 OPEN ACCESS HERE

How can dance improvisation contribute to learning processes within a technical university? This article proposes an answer to this question from the perspective of an artistic researcher and dancer who specializes in improvisation.

The introduction article of “Algorithmic and Aesthetic Literacy” by Lydia Schulze Heuling and Christian Filk is available here.

Book descriptions:

English: Algorithmic and Aesthetic Literacy is a selection of texts aiming to extend current understandings of algorithmic and aesthetic literacy. The volume presents a wide array of transdisciplinary perspectives on computational and aesthetic practices and thinking. Drawing on computer and educational science, artistic research, designing and crafting, this collection delves deeply into societal and educational challenges in the wake of the digital transformation. The volume brings together diverse approaches and viewpoints to stimulate dialogue and awareness of the manifold ways in which algorithmic processes have become part of our lives. By extending our ability to respond to a data-driven world in creative and non-habitual ways, we will be better equipped to re-imagine and shape our collective future as meaningful and fulfilling.

Deutsch: Mehr denn je prägen computergestützte und algorithmische Modalitäten gesellschaftliche Transformationsprozesse. Die algorithmische Bildung ist herausgefordert, transdisziplinäre Synthesen für Modellvorstellungen und Praxisansätze fruchtbar zu machen. Doch wie können Ästhetik und Kreativität ihren Eingang in algorithmische Bildungspraktiken finden? Der Sammelband vereint innovative Beiträge, mit denen sowohl Lehrende als auch Lernende zu schöpferischem Denken und nachhaltigem Handeln in der digitalen, wissensbasierten Netzwerkgesellschaft angeregt werden.

Table of Content:
  • Lydia Schulze Heuling, Christian Filk: Introduction
  • Susanne Martin: Dancing with Real Bodies: Dance Improvisation for Engineering, Science, and Architecture Students
  • Simon Nestler, Sven Quadflieg, Klaus Neuburg: The Design Prism. How Informatics Education Can Benefit from Design Competencies
  • Ellen Harlizius-Klück, Alex McLean: The PENELOPE Project: A Case Study in Computational Thinking
  • Hanno Schauer: Informatikkonzepte an Nicht-Informatiker mit Prozessmodellierungstechniken vermitteln
  • Michael Herczeg, Alexander Ohlei, Toni Schumacher, Thomas Winkler: Ambient Learning Spaces: Systemic Learning in Physical-Digital Interactive Spaces
  • Willy Noll: Ästhetische Erfahrung als produktive Enttäuschung – Entwurf eines (kunst-)pädagogischen Making
  • Elke Mark, Lindsey French: In Formation: Micro-Phenomenology as a Technology of Memory
  • Harry Lehmann: From Scores to Samples
  • Christoph Best: Ars gratia retium? Understanding How Artificial Neural Networks Learn to Emulate Art
  • James Bridle: Something Is Wrong on the Internet