Exploring Collaborative Movement Improvisation Towards the Design of LuminAI - a Co-Creative AI Dance Partner

Milka Trajkova, Duri Long, Manoj Desphande, Andrea Knowlton, Brian Magerko

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Abstract

Co-creation in embodied contexts is central to the human experience but is often lacking in our interactions with computers. We seek to develop a better understanding of embodied human co-creativity to inform the human-centered design of machines that can co-create with us. In this paper, we ask: What characterizes dancers' experiences of embodied dyadic interaction in movement improvisation? To answer this, we ran focus groups with 24 university dance students and conducted a thematic analysis of their responses. We synthesize our findings in an Interconnected Model of Improvisational Dance Inputs, where movement choices are shaped by the interplay between in-the-moment influences between the self, partner, and the environment, a set of generative strategies, and heuristics for a successful collaboration. We present a set of design recommendations for LuminAI, a co-creative AI dance partner. Our contributions can inform the design of AI in embodied co-creative domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2024 - Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9798400703300
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2024
Event2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems, CHI 2024 - Hybrid, Honolulu, United States
Duration: May 11 2024May 16 2024

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems, CHI 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHybrid, Honolulu
Period5/11/245/16/24

Keywords

  • AI agents
  • co-creative agents
  • co-creativity
  • computational creativity
  • dance improvisation
  • movement improvisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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