emBodied Digital Creativity

Previous Project

BDC develops projects that examine the relationship between novel body movements and creativity. We are creating a system based on recent experimental evidence from cognitive science and neuroscience, showing that a common coding in the brain connects execution, perception and imagination of movements. The common coding idea suggests that executing novel movements improves imagination of novel movements. And this, in turn, improves creativity in scientific and artistic disciplines that emphasize movement. Supported by the National Science Foundation, grant #0757370.



Related Papers

2013-Reach across the boundary: evidence of physical tool appropriation following virtual practice

2013-Lasting Impression: Interaction With Embodied Puppet Leads to Changes in the Way People Draw Sketches

2013-Recognizing Your Self in Virtual Avatars

2013-Moving Digital Puppets

2011-I'm in the game: embodied puppet interface improves avatar control

2010-Recognizing Self in Puppet Controlled Virtual Avatars

2009-Giving your self to the game: transferring a player's own movements to avatars using tangible interfaces

Start Date

Aug. 18, 2008

Finish Date

June 1, 2013


Paul Clifton

Sanjay Chandrasekharan

Kai Tan

Yilin (Elaine) Liu


Ali Mazalek


Michael Nitsche

Tim Welsh