Theatre lab


In 2011 we started a theatre lab, in which we use concepts from improvisation theatre, and tools from physics and computer science to study basic principles of human interactions. Our first project studied the phenomenon of togetherness - moments of high performance and synchrony reported by improvising musicians and actors. We used a theater practice called the mirror game to find that two people can create complex novel motion together without a designated leader or follower [Noy et. Al 2011, Hart, Noy et Al. 2014, Noy et. Al 2015Noy 2014, Noy et. Al 2015]. Additional projects include studying creative leaps [Noy et al. 2012] studying synchronization in doctor-patient interactions, and studying the role of dramatic action in human interaction.