Intersections in Music, Movement, and Technology
August 17-19, 2017
CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley
Instructors: John MacCallum and Teoma Naccarato
Fee: $200

This three day workshop explores methodologies for practice and creation at the intersection of music, movement, computation, and various sensing/actuating technologies. The goals of the workshop are twofold: firstly, to examine the implicit values that inform interaction with and appropriation of technology in artistic contexts; secondly, to generate strategies for working in collaboration with technology, and as collaborators across disciplines.  We propose a viewpoint that technology is not a mediator for interaction—something to be designed to suit a specific artistic goal—but is a collaborator with a frame of reference that must be thoughtfully considered as part of the discourse of the work.

The session will begin with the establishment of a theoretical framework for interaction design and collaboration through discussion, movement and music-based practices. Each participant will present current, past, or future work with the goal of generating multiple viewpoints regarding the intersection of each of these works within our established framework. We will then guide speculative work on these projects in order to reinvigorate our practices by illuminating those aspects of them that have become invisible through familiarity.

Throughout, we will make use of the odot programming environment in Max/MSP, building on the concepts presented during the odot immersion course in the four days prior. This workshop is designed for people with a background in either music, movement, or interactive technology and a willingness to explore all three. Participants from other backgrounds are also encouraged and should contact John MacCallum ( and Teoma Naccarato ( with further questions. Attendees whose work involves software and/or hardware should bring functioning devices, and musicians should bring their instruments. Everyone should dress comfortably for movement.

SEATING IS LIMITED! To reserve a space, please contact Jon Yu:

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Thursday, August 17, 2017, 10:00am to Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:00pm
1750 Arch St.
Berkeley, CA
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