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re imaging and re imagining choreometrics

Re-Imaging and Re-Imagining Choreometrics

The Future of Information Alliance, Presented at University of Maryland

what is choreometrics
What is Choreometrics?
  • What are the imaginable possibilities of Choreometrics?
  • The website:  www.reimaginechoreometrics.com
  • Where did this project take us?
  • Overview

The Future of Information Alliance, Presented at University of Maryland

unless we take action now what remains of human cultural variety will vanish allen lomax
“Unless we take action now, what remains of human cultural variety will vanish” – Allen Lomax
  • History
  • Criticism

The Future of Information Alliance, Presented at University of Maryland

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Present

Interviews with:

Betsy Peterson, Library of Congress

Todd Harvey, Library of Congress

Anna Lomax Wood, Association for Cultural Equity in NY

ForrestinePaulay, in NY

Visiting Collections: Library of Congress

Seeing artifacts and data

The Future of Information Alliance, Presented at University of Maryland

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Present
  • OBJECTIVES:
  • Develop a glossary of terms for a great breadth of video analysis
  • Construct a website

www.reimaginechoreometrics.com

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Future

  • http://culturalequity.org/dev/gjb-tree.html
  • Association of Cultural Equity- Beta Global Song Tree.
    • Cantometrics

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Possibilites

Accessibility

Searchability

Repatriation

tangibility
Tangibility
  • Comparability: Kinovea

Searchability:

  • Tagging and Meta Tagging
  • The film company British Pathédigitized over 90,000 films and clipsand made them searchable
  • Digitization services:
    • ex. Colorlab- specializing in 16mm films

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beginning again through digitization
Beginning Again, through Digitization

Former sponsors:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institute of Health
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • National Science Foundation

We now need help over the final, massive hurdle:

the price of digitization.

The Future of Information Alliance, Presented at University of Maryland

the future possibilities of choreometrics
The Future Possibilities of Choreometrics

If this massive digitization initiative is funded, then we will see each other more clearly through dance.

If the film elements can be digitized, then the Global Jukebox can be accessed and the dances returned to those who dance them.If this 20th century project can be realized through 21st century technology, our century will better know human history through dance.