Project deliverable Open Access
Whatley, Sarah; Cisneros, Rosamaria; Gibson, Ruth; Wood, Karen; Katifori, Akrivi; El Raheb, Katerina
For this part of the WhoLoDancE project, COVUNI and ATHENA are leading the evaluative work on the various tools that are being built. While many of the tools are in Alpha form, the consortium has agreed that carrying out a number of smaller evaluative sessions early on with key stakeholders is important to get the necessary feedback. The Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, UK, is one of Europe’s leading Research Centres for dance. Our research is rooted in the creation, analysis and publication of diverse dance practices, in analogue and digital form. Our researchers collaborate on an international basis with artists and research organisations, and our research is funded by national and international research councils, trusts and the European Union. Athena Research and Innovation Center is located in Athens, Greece. The mission of Athena RC is to conduct outstanding research in Informatics and Computational Sciences and to ensure this research has an impact on society, especially regarding local needs. The vision of Athena RC is to serve the full spectrum of the research lifecycle, starting from basic and applied research, continuing on to system & product building and infrastructure service provision, and ending with technology transfer and entrepreneurship.
For this deliverable COVUNI and ATHENA held a number of interviews, workshops and drop-in sessions with target groups and also hosted events in London and in Athens where artists, practitioners, developers, academics and educators were invited. The results indicate that the WhoLoDancE project is timely, forward-thinking, exciting and innovative and that the niche market is looking forward to the release of the tools when they are readily available.