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Seminar

November 6, 2020

Indeterminacy, Ontogenesis and Play

Prof. Sha Xin Wei, and AME MAS PhD Emiddio Vasquez, researchers at Synthesis, will lead a workshop on
Indeterminacy, Ontogenesis and Play
14:30 – 17:00 GMT Nov 6, 2020
as part of the
Indeterminate Futures / The Future of Indeterminacy Conference, in Dundee, Scotland

As opposed to games that have a finite set of roles, rules, objectives, and scoring that are explicitly defined and fixed in advance of the event, playful activity is open-ended in a profound sense that we’ll explore, with as many examples of play as we can, in symbol, action, movement, media, material, relation.   We will also prepare some simple movement and performance exercises that anyone can do in personal or public space, alone or in telematically linked ensemble.   The purpose of this workshop is to make a place for discussing ontogenesis, the creative articulation of media, matter and field in open-ended interrelated processes.

Reference: Synthesis, Ontogenesis, http://synthesiscenter.net/projects/ontogenesis/
Public domain image: Henri Matisse, La Danse (1909-1910), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Matissedance.jpg