#MetaAcademy is an online lab exploring embodiment and co-creation on the internet using movement and other improvisational ideas.

How can embodied knowledge be shared and deepened through the internet? What unique forms of collaborative learning and creative activity might the internet offer?

Minded Motion was #MetaAcademy's 3-week pilot program and collaborative learning lab which ran in partnership with Bates Dance Festival. Lab participants used free, internet-based tools to creatively explore questions about embodiment, training and memory, composition, and politics of the body, as well as how to translate embodied practices onto the internet. The lab was structured around Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore, an approach for improvisational dance/movement that she has been developing for over 30 years, which she taught at Bates Dance Festival 2013.

Further developments include a presentation for the launch of Motion Bank in Frankfurt and an upcoming article in Contact Quarterly.