10-12th October 2019
Arizona State University
The 6th International Conference on Movement and Computing [MOCO] theme will be Movement Imaginaries.
Organized by the school of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University
Grisha Coleman (Center for Philosophical Technologies fellow) will be the conference chair of MOCO, an interdisciplinary conference that explores the use of computational technology to support and understand human movement practice, as well as movement as a means of interacting with computers.
MOCO is the international symposium on movement and computing. MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. MOCO is positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science.
The symposium references the challenge of representing embodied movement knowledge within computational models, yet it also celebrates the inherent expression available within the movement as a language. While the human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research.
Many fields, including Interaction Design, HCI, Education, and Machine Learning have been inspired by recent developments within Neuroscience validating the primacy of movement in cognitive development and human intelligence. This has spawned a growing interest in experiential principles of movement awareness and mindfulness, while simultaneously fueling the need for developing computational models that can describe movement intelligence with greater rigor. This conference seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognition and computational representation.