Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Floating College



Kate Kernochan
Teresa Fellion
Larissa Sheldon
Michael Foote

Through what he calls “hauntology,” Derrida examines the spectral or ghostal effects inherent in any sensorial experience or interaction and shows that what appears as present during an observation or an interaction is already contaminated by what is absent, a phenomenon which could be associated with the general functioning of the sign and its iterability. These spectral effects are also problematized through his concept of restance, i.e. the staying capacity of (oral or written) text, a capacity that participates in the presence/absence game. As Derrida (1988) notes in his famous comment on Austin’s (1962/1975) work, any communication is, in a way, a form of telecommunication.
Francois Cooren

There are ghosts in the machine and college.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Radial Courses Prototype

This past fall Sarah Lawrence College presented Radial Courses, a 1976 masterpiece by Lucinda Childs, post-modern choreographer and Sarah Lawrence College graduate. The NEA grant sponsoring the work supported a parallel effort to analyze and document the dance. Below is a video clip generated by software developed to represent Radial Courses in space and time.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time Code

I went through all the music but I'm not finished with my dance yet. Kay

With Kay Ottinger, Aya Sato, Teresa Fellion, Micheal-Charles Foote and Larissa Sheldon.
Code hidden here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dance Plan

music: quistare by circ
with: deedee popper, caity gwin, patrick gallager, jeremy pheiffer, layla guest, peggy gould

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Small Studio

if you're singing by yourself
music by uma floresta
ghosting small studio
deedee popper, caity gwin, patrick gallager, jeremy pheiffer, layla guest, peggy gould and tony schultz

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Primer (2004) offers additional insight into time-travel, capitalism and schizophrenia. Mathematician and engineer Shane Carruth wrote, shot, directed, produced, edited, composed sound and starred in the film on a shoe-string budget of $7000. The film received critical acclaim and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Utilizing an extremely technical vocabulary and complex plot structure, the film requires multiple viewings to get a handle on. Stick it on your ipodio using this link.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Virtual Physics

For the past few weeks we have been building physical simulations. They have all been based on the double integrator structure. In the first wave development of Max Colony we elaborate particle simulation in one, two and three dimensions using the scalar, vector and matrix implementations respectively.

We have also been working with real forces measured by accelerometer based game controllers. Here is some homework to keep your mind tight over break. Enjoy.


Friday, October 31, 2008


Music by J Underdog, Uma Floresta, Devin Anderson and Brobdingnagian Bards

For full quality version click here.