Arts BioMechanics is a peer-reviewed journal exploring traditional biomechanics and the performance arts, performance pedagogy related to motor skills, human-tool interaction, as well as Bio and Mechanical interfaces affecting these and the creative process. Such work may also have broader vocational implications in areas of ergonomics, locomotion, motor learning, technique optimization, design/redesign of performance tools, and draw upon vocational health & wellness research related to human performance. Arts BioMechanics has a mandate to consider work that values links between creative and scientific modes of understanding. As such, it provides a forum for disciplinary as well as cross- and trans-disciplinary research.
Some typical articles might:
examine the implications of technological developments that might influence analysis, creation, and/or performance in the arts
focus on biomechanics and its influence on artistic creation, practice, and performance
explore the physical preparation, technical development, and psychological readiness that is needed for artistic performance
study teaching and learning processes involving conceptualization and skill analysis & acquisition
investigate pedagogic issues related to biomechanics and artists vocational health & wellness
design or redesign the interfaces among performer, the tools of performance, and the intended user/audience
undertake case studies and empirical research related to practices from Arts industries
engage in international and multidisciplinary academic collaborations.