Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an embodied view on human/machine co‐creation in general, and musical improvisation in particular. Design/methodology/approach – Questions and propositions are formed by examining personal work in intelligent, interactive system design. Findings – Proper consideration of gestural representation and intentionality leads to enhanced potential for collective expression in human/machine interaction. Originality/value – This approach extends ideas of conversation theory to improvisational contexts based on spontaneous, collective expression.
Kybernetes – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 9, 2011
Keywords: Music; Improvisation; Creativity; Gesture; Embodied cognition; Cybernetics