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Error, Ambiguity, and Creativity

A Multidisciplinary Reader

Editors: Popat, Sita, Whatley, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • Draws together essays on arts, humanities, engineering, and medicine to comment upon the creative potential of error and ambiguity
  • Features scholars and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines
  • Explores the idea that mistakes are a fundamental route to new knowledge
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This book offers a set of eleven discipline-specific chapters from across the arts, humanities, psychology, and medicine. Each contributor considers the creative potential of error and/or ambiguity, defining these terms in the particular context of that discipline and exploring their values and applications. Themes include error in choreography, poetry, media art, healthcare, psychology, critical typography and mixed reality performance. The book emerges from a core question of how dance research and HCI can inform each other through consideration of error, ambiguity and ‘messiness’ as methodological tools. The digital age had heralded the possibility that error could be eradicated by the logic of computers but several chapters focus on glitch in arts practices that exploit errors in computer programmes, or even create programmes specifically to produce errors. Together, the chapters explore how error can take us somewhere different or somewhere new, to develop a new, more interesting way of working. 

About the authors

Sita Popat is Professor of Performance and Technology at the University of Leeds, UK.  Her research lies at the interface between body and technology, with a particular interest in digital avatars and virtual worlds. She is author of Invisible Connections: Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities (2006) and co-editor with Nicolas Salazar Sutil of Digital Movement: Essays in Motion Technology and Performance (2015). 
Sarah Whatley is Professor and Director of the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University, UK. Her research interests include dance and new technologies, dance analysis, somatic dance practice and pedagogy, and inclusive dance practices. She is co-editor of Digital Echoes: Spaces for Intangible and Performance-based Cultural Heritage (2018) and is editor of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Error, Ambiguity, and Creativity
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Reader
Editors
  • Sita Popat
  • Sarah Whatley
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39755-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39755-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39754-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 247
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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