My coding research is mainly about how to use software to affect the body in a way that is interesting for a performer.

For many butoh exercises and trainings the choreographer or teacher uses a form of vocally guided meditation, often in a somewhat hypnotic voice.

This research is an effort to duplicate this type of guided meditation using a software toolkit for computational literature called RiTa and the Google's Cloud text to speech engine.

The Open Butoh Machine (2016, Android App) is an early proof of concept.

A context-free grammar (CFG) is a set of recursive rewriting rules (or productions) used to generate patterns of strings.A CFG consists of the following components:
a set of terminal symbols, which are the characters of the alphabet that appear in the strings generated by the grammar.
a set of nonterminal symbols, which are placeholders for patterns of terminal symbols that can be generated by the nonterminal symbols.
a set of productions, which are rules for replacing (or rewriting) nonterminal symbols (on the left side of the production) in a string with other nonterminal or terminal symbols (on the right side of the production).
a start symbol, which is a special nonterminal symbol that appears in the initial string generated by the grammar.

Frustrated with the Google Home and Alexa Development Systems, I created a simple life coding VOICE system for butoh teachers and cyber shamen with Node.js, RiTa, and Google-Cloud

Looking for co-creators, sponsers, magickal help and pre-beta testers. Github. Contact me now