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Conceptualising Kinaesthesia – Making Movement Palpable

Hansen, Lise, Keay-Bright, Wendy, Milton, Damian (2017) Conceptualising Kinaesthesia – Making Movement Palpable. The Design Journal, 20 (Sup 1). S3724-S3734. ISSN 1460-6925. E-ISSN 1756-3062. (doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352877) (KAR id:63246)


Methods for observing, registering and understanding movement have become increasingly sophisticated given the advancements in data capture, simulation and analysis, however there is still much to learn when questioning the kinesthetic properties of movement and how they relate to intersubjective phenomena and social flow. Our project, Dancing in Data, aims to reconnect with the sensuous, experiential nature of movement, to visualize data in a move away from the conceptual and concrete towards a more subjective, expressive medium. Rather than perceiving data as remote and dispassionate, we present an opportunity to address a gap in the research that considers movement as autotelic and flowing in response to a heightened bodily and kinesthetic awareness. Our research suggests that technology can play a valuable role in making movement palpable, giving rise to a richer understanding of the sensations of movement as a foundational aspect of the way in which we learn, create and communicate.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352877
Uncontrolled keywords: Kinaesthesia, Discourse, Movement, Data, Communication
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 12:04 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 07:01 UTC
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