I ‐ Symbol Set Downloads
II ‐ Videos
01 ‐ Overview of Video Resources
02 ‐ Kinesthetic Attunement (Ch. 1)
03 ‐ Body Component (Ch. 4)
04 ‐ Space Component (Ch. 5)
05 ‐ Time Component (Ch. 6)
06 ‐ Shape Component (Ch. 7)
07 ‐ Effort Component (Ch. 8)
08 ‐ Labanotation (Ch. 10)
09 ‐ Motif (Ch. 10)
10 ‐ CPMMPT Staff (Ch. 10)
III ‐ Open-access Link
IV ‐ Purchase Link
V ‐ Praise
This resource supports anyone interested in symbolically notating movement. Download the symbol set for movement notation presented in the book either as a PDF or the editable source files from Figma to use the system of notation introduced in Making Meaning with Machines. Please feel free to use this resource freely, citing the book where appropriate, e.g.,
LaViers, A., & Maguire, C. (2023). Making Meaning with Machines: Somatic Strategies, Choreographic Technologies, and Notational Abstractions Through a Laban/Bartenieff Lens. MIT Press.
In this resource Amy and Cat discuss how the supplemental electronic resources support the content of the book. We discuss why it is necessary for the reader to move their body to fully grapple with Making Meaning with Machines and outline the idea that these exercises are the native format of the knowledge the book presents.
This resource reveals the process by which we can come into a deeper understanding of the movement of an observed body by taking it into our own, and noticing that this practice of recording becomes a basis of reflection, observation and learning.
In this resource Amy practices some of the Basic 6 movement sequences, while Cat offers verbal and touch-based feedback, demonstrating one approach to clarifying movement intention.
In this resource Amy and Cat transform the same basic body action using different concepts from the Space Component, highlighting how spatial arrangement can change meaning.
By changing the emphasis on particular words in a sentence, Amy demonstrates how the meaning of the expression changes through phrasing.
Cat interacts with a teddy bear with different approaches to shape quality. This resource demonstrates ideas of core shape change and how changing our form changes our expression.
Amy explores aspects of the Effort component in this video through practical movements designed to demonstrate three of the basic effort actions.
This resource shows a movement interpretation of a simple Labanotation score to show one particular approach to notation or recording of movement and the relationship to the symbolic representation of movement with the movement itself.
The two movement sequences featured in this video may look (and be) different, but this resource articulates the similarities through motif-style movement notation. This resource reveals how the same score can have distinct physical embodiments in movement -- asking the question Are these two movement sequences the same?
In this resource Amy embodies three different movement interpretations based on three distinct scores, all of which are possible descriptions of the original robot motion.
This book will be hosted on MIT Press's open-access platform thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.