— is a language of choreographed body movements and gestures that enables people to program and code in collaboration with others.
Programming is a skill that is increasingly required in the working world, but the only people who seem capable of doing it are those who can sit staring at a screen for hours. It is a physically lonely and static task. I make it a collaborative and active task, using Processing software, Labanotation principles and tracking technology.
“ Typing is a process that discriminates most people when it comes to programming. Though, the latter is fun, and more and more relevant in a digitizing era. ”
“ Somaesthetics are not only for the Arts. They anchor meaning into one of our most basic abilities and needs : moving. ”
“ Learn programming by moving
your body. Literally. ”
“ At some point,
I've gotten frustrated staring at a screen while sitting on a chair, for hours. ”
“ Revival of pair programming. Body.processing is a dialogue. ”
“ Understanding the principles of precisely coded body motion potentially allows programmers to envision how the body can be used in their own discipline, which is also code based.
It’s important that both worlds agree upon their expectations on language precision and flow. ”
Collective started as OpenLab : the first student driven course ever established in Design Academy Eindhoven.
Initiated by Jim Brady and I, we created a rhizomatic learning experience over a semester. We, design peers, faced many challenges in terms organization, financing, human ressources, curation, education and more.
Our experimental approach has also been studied by Felix Vorbeck & Johannes Vinkler for their research on education at the Hochschule Düsseldorf.