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Dancing in the Dark

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 DANCE project word cloud

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Project "DANCE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA BALBI 5
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16126

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙276˙250 €
 EC max contribution 1˙276˙250 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2014-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2017-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA IT (GENOVA) coordinator 552˙500.00


 Project objective

“The baby, assailed by eyes, ears, nose, skin, and entrails at once, feels it all as one great blooming, buzzing confusion” (W.James Principles of Psychology, 1890). The hyper-connected teenager may not be far from such a state of confusion. Information overload leads to new cognitive and attention problems with social consequences, as seen in dramatic growth of attention disorders. Too much information leads to emotional and social malfunctioning, such as in autism. In the non-clinical population, continuously bombardment of the senses from multiple sources may lead to blunting and cause a cognitive or emotional blindness that has undesirable social and cultural consequences. DANCE addresses the role of multisensory information and the risks of overload by creating sensory deprivation as a means of sharpening the senses. DANCE not only want to look at how dance can influence socio-emotional perception in healthy individuals, but also focus on the congenitally blind. DANCE will compare social perception of dance and participation-blindness, found naturally in the congenitally blind, and induced in normally seeing subjects. DANCE will lead to the development of ICT (1) to treat the individual as an interactive participant in auditory perception rather than as a passive receiver; (2) to enable blind people to perceive movement by sensory substitution by means of innovative techniques of interactive sonification and active (embodied) music experience; (3) to integrate the individual experience and social creation process; (4) to assess and measure cognitive and cultural enhancement through non-verbal, full-body expression, emotion,and entrainment, and to explore how non verbal emotion dimensions can contribute to sensory substitution in the perception of dance and movement in general, for both blind and seeing people; (5) to explore and integrate theories of artistic creativity and to inspire novel scientific research challenges.


List of deliverables.
Second version of the Dance software libraries for the analysis of expression, emotion, and social signals Other 2019-05-30 13:27:04
First version of the Dance software libraries for the analysis of expression, emotion, and social signals Other 2019-05-30 13:27:01
Clarify the detailed anatomical structure of the the retino-fugal system in congenitally blind participants Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:22:33
Revised use cases Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:22:18
DANCE System Platform, First version Other 2019-05-30 12:22:22
Intermediate report on dissemination activities Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:22:19
DANCE System Platform, Final version Other 2019-05-30 12:22:25
Quantify the level of auditory localisation ability in both normally sighted and congenitally blind participants Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:53
Second version of the sonification software libraries Other 2019-05-30 12:22:06
Demonstrate the time course of development of cross-modal plasticity for sonification Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:57
Quantify connectivity/overlap of regions processing dance movement and sonified dance movement Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:54
DANCE web portal Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 12:22:19
First version of the sonification software libraries Other 2019-05-30 13:26:57
Demonstrate how sonification training modulates mental imagery Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:52
DANCE System Platform, Second version Other 2019-05-30 12:22:12
Demonstrate the functional role of the occipital cortex in dance sonification in congenitally blind participants Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:56
Final report on dissemination activities Documents, reports 2019-05-30 13:26:53
Use cases Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:22:12

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of DANCE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe
The Intersection of Art and Technology
published pages: 10-17, ISSN: 1070-986X, DOI: 10.1109/MMUL.2016.13
IEEE MultiMedia 23/1 2019-05-30
2016 Volpe, G., Alborno, P., Camurri, A., Coletta, P., Ghisio, S., Mancini, M., Massari, A., Niewiadomski, R., Piana, S., Sagoleo, R.
Designing Multimodal Interactive Systems Using EyesWeb XMI
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign Workshop (SERVE 2016) 2019-05-30
2016 Stefano Piana, Alessandra Staglianò, Francesca Odone, Antonio Camurri
Adaptive Body Gesture Representation for Automatic Emotion Recognition
published pages: 1-31, ISSN: 2160-6455, DOI: 10.1145/2818740
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems 6/1 2019-05-30
2015 Alborno, P., Kolykhalova, K., Frid, E., Malafronte, D., Huis in ’t Veld. L.
Analysis of the qualities of human movement in individual action
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Proceedings of eNTERFACE 2015 workshop 2019-05-30
2016 Jimmie Paloranta
Interaction with a large sized augmented string instrument intended for a public setting
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of Sound and Music Computing Conference 2016 2019-05-30

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