I sent off the final proofs for my Sound Actions book before the summer. I don’t know when it will actually be published, but since it is off my table, I have had time to work on new projects.
My new project AMBIENT will start soon, but I still haven’t been able to write up all the results from my two projects on music-related micro-motion: Sverm and MICRO. This will be the topic of the book I have started writing this summer, with the working title Still Standing: Exploring Human Micromotion.
The book will be based on research I started back in 2010. The Sverm project explored human micromotion from an artistic perspective and generated lots of ideas that I investigated scientifically in the MICRO project. As always, developing a good story is challenging. As I have been working on this project over the summer, I think I have found a good division, as can be seen in the preliminary table of content:
I had hoped to finish a complete first manuscript before the semester started, but that didn’t happen. This semester will be busy, with recruits arriving at RITMO and starting up AMBIENT, so I don’t foresee being able to write much more in a while. However, as I have learned from Sound Actions, a book manuscript is like a wine, it develops while resting.