Concrete Ambiguities – Susan Kozel At the ticket collection desk of the Malmö Palladium last April there was a bowl offering earplugs to audience members. It was empty. No room for misinterpretation: this dance performance would be loud. And it was, but this blog post for the Error Network aims to open out error by … Read moreConcrete Ambiguities – Susan Kozel
When Carol stepped into – out of the light – Ruth Gibson At the Somatics & Technology Conference, University of Chichester one afternoon in June of 2012 I was inside a black box theatre watching a Performance/ Lecture ‘Revolve’ by Carol Brown, Margie Medlin & Ann Niemetz. During the performance I was struck by a particular … Read moreWhen Carol stepped into – out of the light – Ruth Gibson
Error or art? – Nicolas Salazar Sutil Machines are not built to make errors, I don’t think. I don’t suppose driverless cars are being built to make computational errors any more than supercomputers are being built to fail to compute with total accuracy. Nor is Big Science, science the size of, say, the Large Hadron … Read moreError or art? Nicolas Salazar Sutil
Olivier Haas We are surrounded by errors. In control engineering errors are issue from the comparison between a target, that is required to be achieved, and what the system or device we are trying to control can actually deliver. The controller will then compute the required adjustment to ensure that targets are met by acting … Read moreOlivier Haas
Jon May Mention ambiguity to a psychologist and the first thing that will come to mind will be one of the famous ambiguous figures popularised by the Gestalt psychologist in the early 20th century, perhaps Boring’s hag, Dunker’s duck-rabbit, or the geometrically tantalising Necker cube. They are fun to look at because our perception … Read moreJon May
A few thoughts on errors, breaks, and imperfections – Temi Odumosu There is an ancient Japanese method of pottery joinery called Kintsukuroi, or Kintsugi – meaning “golden repair”. Broken pieces of pottery are recomposed back into a vessel using resin or lacquer that is often mixed with gold dust; transforming what would otherwise be discarded … Read moreA few thoughts on errors, breaks, and imperfections – Temi Odumosu
Sarah Whatley Since our first workshop in Coventry we have been active in telling more people about our network and it is generating a lot of interest and excitement. The idea of ‘error’ seems to be appealing and captures the imagination, particularly for those working within the arts community. Sita and I presented the project … Read moreSarah Whatley
Rory O’Connor I’ve been reflecting a lot about our workshop since returning home. After a meeting with Sita some months ago where we discussed embodiment, Nietzsche and performers living with amputations, I went to the refectory for lunch. Behind me in the queue at the food counter were two people discussing what happens when you … Read moreRory O’Connor
Sita Popat This is the first entry in the Error Network’s new fortnightly blog. Over the coming months, all twelve participants will post thoughts about error, ambiguity, glitches and the body. It is my turn first. Last week, we spent two days at Coventry University in the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) having our first Network … Read moreSita Popat
We will be presenting a report on the Error Network at the Digital Echoes Symposium at Coventry University on 4th March 2016. Come and join us to find out more about our activities and discussions.
The first Network workshop/laboratory took place at Coventry University in the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) on 9th and 10th February 2016. Our 12 participants took part in discussions and movement workshops, bringing their expertise from multiple disciplines to bear on questions surrounding error, ambiguity, glitch, malfunction, risk, etc. It was a rich and exciting exchange, and future … Read moreOur first Workshop/Laboratory in Coventry
The Error Network will be at the Glitch 2015 symposium at Canterbury Christchurch University on Monday 14th December. Sita Popat, Sarah Whatley, Ruth Gibson and Susan Kozel will be presenting an introduction to the Network and talking about some of the ideas that informed its development.