Ideas in Motion 2005 Web Archive
During the 2005 Festival, Boston Cyberarts premiered “Ideas in Motion: Innovations in Dance, Movement & Technology” to initiate a pilot effort advancing Boston as the logical hub and host city for research, exploration and celebration of works at the intersection of dance, movement and technology. To fulfill this objective, Ideas in Motion featured a core event conference featuring an exciting cast of artists sharing and debating ideas around challenging new media and motion-related topics, and complimentary events, including performances, videos, workshops, historical retrospectives, exhibits and panel-style discussions in an effort to reveal the diversity of interests and methods proposed by artists and engineers in the field. The Ideas in Motion event series facilitated an open exchange of ways to work with and think about dance, movement and technology. It provided a platform for expression and performance of strong and diverse artistic views.
At the heart of Ideas in Motion was the two-day conference, held at MIT Simmons Hall (Saturday, April 23) and Boston University Dance Theater (Sunday, April 24). Both days featured a morning workshop, an afternoon of performances and presentations and an evening double bill performance.
The Conference presented the following artists:
Keynote Address & Overview of the Field
Troika Ranch’s 16 (R)evolutions and Mei Be Whatever’s Wear & Tear at the Boston University Dance Theater
In addition, Ideas in Motion included the following events:
As an organization, Boston Cyberarts is very proud of the conferences it has hosted during the past two Festivals. In 2003; The Visual Improvisation Symposium, The Electronic Literature Conference, Digital Art in Public Spaces and in 2005; Ideas in Motion all provided vital forums for the discussion and presentation of creative fields within new media arts. We believe they represent a vital component of the Festival. They serve the Boston area’s creative and technology communities; draw national and international audiences and artists; and provide an opportunity to explore a variety of viewpoints within a given field.
Ideas in Motion in particular, was noteworthy for its combination of a conference, workshops, master-classes, performances, film screenings and exhibitions. We believe it can function as a forum to build upon Boston’s technology and dance communities to explore and present the challenges, inspirations and results of artists working with the human body and technologies.