A socio-technical analysis of Rokoko: Introducing and appointing phases of translation intensity in technological development

by Lewis Wallace

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Actor-Network; Design; Translation; Socio-technical; STS; Technology; Motion-Capture; Embodied; Rokoko; Theatre; Development
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2109327
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/25156


This paper explores the development of Rokoko, a small niche theatre group concerned with re-inventing animation by way of advancing on motion-capture technologies, and which today moves towards extending their reach into the commercial landscape. By taking the socio-technical approach of Actor-Network Theory to the development Rokoko, a re- thinking of translation is introduced called Translation Intensity, and as an analytical tool it encapsulates the former and presents Rokoko as a result of a particular sequence of network translations. Advisors/Committee Members: Bærenholdt, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt (advisor).