Panel @ MOCO 2019

Generative tension in cross-disciplinary collaboration

Conference on Movement and Computing
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Friday October 10th, 4:15-5:45 PM

Panel Convenors: Teoma J. Naccarato, John MacCallum, and Jessica Rajko

Panelists: Hannah Kosstrin, Jan Schachner, Lauren Mark, Susan Wiesner, Will Hallett


In advance of the 2019 conference in Arizona, we invite succinct online provocations from within and beyond the burgeoning MOCO community, to address a question of critical import, that is: what aspects of your practice/research are invisible to your collaborators? See the call for provocations at:

Those who plan to attend MOCO 2019 may also indicate their interest in being selected to participate in a 90-minute panel discussion on “Generative tension in cross-disciplinary collaboration” during the conference. Following MOCO 2019, we plan to invite submissions for a peer-reviewed publication that elaborates themes from the event. If you wish to be considered as a panelist, please  submit your provocation by September 30, 2019, and check the appropriate box in the google form.

Submit your provocation here:

Guiding Questions

In the provocations, as well as the panel, contributors are asked to draw on their own experiences in the field of movement and computing to address questions such as:

  • What is included and excluded, intentionally or not, from the representations of time, movement, bodies, interaction, gestures, etc. which are integral to your practice/research? In what ways do these exclusions matter to you?
  • How does that which is invisible or excluded also iteratively shape your practice with regard to movement and computing?
  • Who gets to claim expertise and ownership of knowledge and know-how related to movement versus computing—or alternately, in both areas—and what are the implications of acting as a representative of your disciplinary community in a cross-disciplinary context?
  • What is the role of collaboration, both implicit and explicit, in projects related to movement and computing? In past MOCO proceedings, who becomes implicated (beyond stated authors and participants) in papers related to transmitting choreographic knowledge, producing software platforms to support learning in dance and music, and movement analysis more broadly?

Panel Structure

The panel will be comprised of artists, designers, and engineers selected from the open call for provocations. Panelists will begin dialog in an online forum leading up to the conference, as well as an in-person meeting the evening before the paneel. During the 90-minute conference session, each of the five speakers will offer a succinct, 5-minute provocation related to the theme of generative tension in cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. The remainder of the session will involve a panel discussion guided by the facilitators, as well as questions from the public.

Panel Objectives

We engage this conversation in order to explicitly articulate that which is lost or set aside to make room for that which exists in the liminal. Building from conversations hosted at MOCO 2018, this panel focuses on human infrastructures and asks how unique convenings of various people and their practices impact cross-disciplinary research processes and outcomes.

For further thematic guidance, please see the Extended Abstract:

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rajko, Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum at:

>>>Provocations by the Panelists: