In Birringer's keynote he mentioned "The Weather Project" in which an artificial sun installation was placed in the Tate Modern. Apparently, people were completely drawn into the space and actually laid down on the floor. I had never heard of this project and was fascinated by the idea that something so clearly artificial could illicit such a human emotional response.
One of my main concerns about the emergence of new media in dance is that it often seems to take us further from the human element by abstraction instead of bringing us closer to understanding. Maybe through abstraction we come to understanding? I haven't seen anything that effective yet.
The Weather Project