Provocations 2019

CfP:What aspects of your practice/research are invisible to your collaborators?

This ongoing, open call for provocations was launched by Teoma Naccarato, John MacCallum, and Jessica Rajko at the Conference on Movement and Computing in 2019, alongside a panel discussion on “Generative Tension in Cross-disciplinary Collaboration”.

The goal of the provocations is to draw out and mobilize critical differences between the motives and methods of various disciplinary communities as a source of mutual inspiration and innovation. 

Key questions within this growing collection of provocations:

  • What is included and excluded, intentionally or not, from the representations of time, movement, bodies, interaction, gestures, etc. which are integral to your practice/research? In what ways do these exclusions matter to you?
  • How does that which is invisible or excluded also iteratively shape your practice with regard to movement and computing?
  • Who gets to claim expertise and ownership of knowledge and know-how related to movement versus computing—or alternately, in both areas—and what are the implications of acting as a representative of your disciplinary community in a cross-disciplinary context?
  • What is the role of collaboration, both implicit and explicit, in projects related to movement and computing? In past MOCO proceedings, who becomes implicated (beyond stated authors and participants) in papers related to transmitting choreographic knowledge, producing software platforms to support learning in dance and music, and movement analysis more broadly?

To view the existing collection of provocations, and submit your own, visit: