Tracking the Invisible: Following Movement Beyond Space and Time Markers
Join Milner Library for a Scholar Spotlight on Kristin Carlson, assistant professor of creative technologies at Illinois State University, on Thursday, April 2 at noon. Dr. Carlson investigates methods that use technology to reveal what can be known as more “invisible” aspects of movement, which are present but less measurable. These invisible aspects can include qualities of effort, intention, and follow-through. Our motivation to move is complex, relying on our self-developed identities, and experiences within the world. We don’t isolate movement from our needs and goals, the way technology needs to. Hence, it is difficult to deconstruct movement without accounting for the invisible. By using strategies such as defamiliarization and documenting motivation and shifts in the creative process, we can start to see new aspects that inform movement knowledge. These approaches can imagine ways that technology can develop to better support our experiences. Lunch will be provided with registration. RSVP no later than Monday, March 30.