“Tap: A Share-Ware Art Project” was created by James Buckhouse in collaboration with Holly Brubach, dancer Christopher Wheeldon, and programmer Scott Snibbe. This free software can be beamed from one PDA (personal digital assistant like a Palm Pilot) to another, creating a person-to-person connection between the PDA holders like real dancers might experience when sharing choreography with one another. The user can then chose a male or female dancer, who must then practice to improve his or her dancing technique.

“Tap” was commissioned by Dia Center for the Arts and selected for the 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibit. Spark visits with Buckhouse to discuss how a simple line drawing of a dancer can create parallels between the arts and digital technology.

James Buckhouse 11 August,2015Spark
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