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    The Impossibility of Control: Real-time Negotiations with the Heart

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)

    London, UK, 7 - 9 July 2015


    John MacCallum & Teoma Naccarato



    We present a practice-based research project, which examines temporal relationships between physiological processes with human movement and mediated environments. Ongoing research will provide a foundation for the creation of performances in which real-time heart rate data from contemporary dancers is used to generate click tracks for live musicians. The complex constructions of time in this project necessitate novel visualization strategies throughout the research, development, creation, and production process, including: time domain display of data with rich and facile interaction using bokeh; visualization of biometric data as a form of biofeedback; and unique representations of time in music notation.


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