Meaning in motion : towards the creation of embodied movement

R.M.C. Ahn

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Abstract

Contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience offer us some rather precise insights into the mechanisms that are responsible for certain body movements. In this paper, we argue that this knowledge may be highly relevant to the design of meaningful movement and behavior, both from a theoretical and practical point of view. Taking the example of a leech, we investigate and identify the basic principles of "embodied movement" that govern the motion of this simple creature, and argue that the development and adoption of a design methodology that incorporates these principles right from the start, may be the best way forward, if one wants to realize and design movements with certain desirable characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign and Semantics of Form and Movement (DESFORM 2005)
EditorsL. Feijs, S. Kyffin, B. Young
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages97-102
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event1st European Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2005), November 11, 2005, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Nov 200511 Nov 2005
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Workshop

Workshop1st European Workshop on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM 2005), November 11, 2005, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Abbreviated titleDeSForM 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period11/11/0511/11/05
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