Engineers dance, artists invent, and dancers investigate technology at a multidisciplinary course at Duke University
Documentation of a combination course at Duke University. The course is a workshop-style exploration of technologies embedded in performance: robots, media, and computer interface. Students create performance projects and discuss theoretical and historical implications of technologies in performance. The course features hands-on making and engineering workshops to develop basic skills in technological crafts such as circuit design and fabrication toward technologically enhanced performance.
The video features excerpts of instruction by professors Thomas F. DeFrantz, Martin Brooke, and Tyler Walters. It shows how students learned material from disparate fields and were able to apply it to a unified whole. The video demonstrates how students worked with material outside their experience and comfort zone.