9th International Conference on Movement and Computing
Thursday 30 May – Sunday 2 June 2024
Utrecht University, the Netherlands


Keynote artists for the 10th Anniversary conference, Gibson/Martelli, will also be demonstrating a selection of their performative VR works.. Read More

‘MOCO’s 10th anniversary
The MOCO’24 conference in Utrecht marks the 10-year anniversary of the pioneering MOCO initiative, which has brought together researchers from the arts, humanities and sciences for interdisciplinary encounters at the intersection of movement and computing. Since MOCO is organised this year at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University, this conference puts the spotlight on the critical potential of exchanges between arts, humanities and sciences. How can arts and performance be understood as a place for exploration and inspiration, as a ‘testbed’ for new ideas relating to movement and computing? MOCO’24 also offers (a limited amount of) vouchers for artists for free participation in the conference, as well as by providing the possibility of presenting artistic research, and by including performance visits to relevant shows at the SPRING Festival in the conference programme.’


Registration is Now Open

Conference Day 1 – Thursday 30 May

Location: Het Huis (Boorstraat 107, Utrecht)

TimeProgramme
8.30Conference registration opens
8.30 – 9.00Coffee & tea
9.00 – 12.15Doctoral Consortium – Chairs: Irene Alcubilla Troughton and Yotam Shibolet
12.15 – 13.00Lunch
13.00 – 13.15Welcome to MOCO’24 – Laura Karreman
13.15 – 13.45MOCO-related research at Utrecht University – Maaike Bleeker
13.45– 14.45Keynote Gibson/Martelli
14.45 – 15.15Break
15.15 – 16.30Panel 1: Beyond Control: Reflecting on Emerging Technologies
16.30 – 18.00Opening drinks
EveningRecommended: SPRING Festival visit on your own

Conference Day 2 – Friday 31 May

Locations: Morning: Zalen van Zeven (Boothstraat 7, Utrecht)
Afternoon: Parnassos Cultural Centre (Kruisstraat 201 Utrecht)

TimeProgramme
9.00 – 9.30Conference registration – Zalen van Zeven, Boothstraat 7 Coffee & tea
9.30 – 11.00Panel 2 – Interaction Design, Co-creation, and New Pedagogies
11.00 – 11.30Break
11.30 – 13.00Panel 3: Embodied Archives: Critical Perspectives
13.00 – 13.45Lunch
13.45 – 14.00Venue change: From Zalen van Zeven to Parnassos (10-minute walk)
14.00 – 18.00Parallel programme: Poster presentations and Practice Works Parnassos Cultural Centre, Kruisstraat 201
18.00 – 19.00Dinner on your own
19:00 – 20:15SPRING & MOCO: Performance Visit 1 Agrupación Señor Serrano – Una Isla Location: Utrecht City Theatre (4-minute walk from Parnassos)

Conference Day 3 – Saturday 1 June

Location: Zalen van Zeven (Boothstraat 7)

_NB: On Saturday 1 June UTRECHT PRIDE 2024 is happening

TimeProgramme
9.00 – 9.30Conference registration Coffee & tea
9.30 – 11.00Panel 4: Motion and AI
11.00 – 11.30Break
11.30 – 13.00Panel 5: Embodied Interfaces: Exploring Dance, Disability, and Becoming-with –
13.00 – 13.45Lunch
13.45 – 15.15Panel 6: Human Robot Interaction in Participatory Performance
15.15 – 15.45Break
15.45 – 17.30Panel 7: Innovative Tools, Methods, and Models for Analyzing Movement
Afternoon / Early eveningDinner on your own Recommended: Get a taste of UTRECHT PRIDE
20:00-21:00SPRING & MOCO: Performance Visit 2 Choy Ka Fai – Unbearable Darkness Location: Utrecht City Theatre (7-min walk from Zalen van Zeven)

Conference Day 4 – Sunday 2 June

Location: Het Huis (Boorstraat 107)

TimeProgramme
9.00 – 9.30Coffee & tea
9.30 – 11.15Panel 8: Embodied Knowledge in Virtual Environments
11.15 – 11.45MOCO 10th Anniversary Cake
11.45 – 12.45Roundtable: Looking Back, Looking Forward: MOCO’24 and Future MOCO
12.45 – 13.00Ending Remarks
13.00 – 14.00Closing lunch