Movement, performativity and interaction are also key to the rapidly growing area field of social robots, in particular to the design of human-robot interaction. Bleeker’s article “From Braitenberg’s Vehicles to Jansen’s Beach Animals: Towards an Ecological Approach to the Design of Non-Organic Intelligence” looks at Theo Jansen’s beach animals as model for robot design, in particular with regard to the relationship between movement, environment and intelligence. Available via this link.

The book Transmission in Motion. The Technologizing of Dance edited by Maaike Bleeker (Routledge 2016) looks at projects by well-known choreographers and dance collectives like William Forsythe, Siohban Davis, Merce Cunningham, Emio Greco | PC, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Steve Paxton, Wayne McGregor, and BADco, to show the significance of these projects in the context of current debates on the multi-media archive, immaterial cultural heritage and copyright, embodied cognition, education and the knowledge society. Inaugurating a new area for dance archives, education, research and creation, these projects also draw attention to the intimate relationship between the technologies we use and how we perceive, make sense and think.

Bleeker, Maaike, Eirini Nederkopoulou and Jon Foley Sherman (eds) Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations. (Routledge 2015)

Bleeker, Maaikeand Isis Germano “Perceiving and Believing: An Enactive Approach to Spectatorship” Theatre Journal (66:3) 2014, 363-384

Bleeker, Maaike “Being Janez Jansa” in: Causey, Matthew and Fintan Walsh: Performance After Identity: The Neo Political Subject. (Routledge, 2013)

Bleeker, Maaike. – “Media Dramaturgies of the Mind: Ivana Müller’s Cinematic Choreographies”. In: Performance Research 17.5: On Duration, Oct. 2012, p.61-70

Bleeker, Maaike (ed) Performance Research 17.3: On Technology & Memory, June 2012

Bleeker, Maaike “(Un)covering Artistic Thought Unfolding” in Dance Research Journal 44 (2) 2012.p. 13-25

Bleeker, Maaike – “Playing Soldiers at the Edge of Imagination. Hotel Modern and the Representation of the Unrepresentable”. in: Arcadia. International Journal of Literary Culture, 2010, vol. 45, no.2: 277-296.

Bleeker, Maaike. Visuality in the Theatre: The Locus of Looking. (Palgrave Macmillan 2008)

Bleeker, Maaike (ed.) Anatomy Live. Performance and the Operating Theatre (Amsterdam University Press, 2008)

Bleeker, Maaike and Iris van der Tuin. “Science in the Performance Stratum: Hunting for Higgs and Nature as Performance” in: International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media ‘Hybridity: The Intersections Between Performing Arts and Science’.