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Jeannette Ginslov: Capturing Affect With a Handful of Techne

In this Medea Talk, Jeannette Ginslov discusses the developmental stages of the AffeXity project, the interdependence of the collaborators, the relational and dynamic formation of technical and human intervention, the encounters of the carnal and the digital, the dialogic and temporal scaffolding of encounters of techne and the hands that attempt to capture affect. Read more here.

May 19, 15:42
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Expanded Choreography [es Barcelona]

Expanded Choreography. Situations, Movements, Objects… :: March 29-31, 2012 :: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001, Barcelona, Spain. Continue reading

Mar 14, 11:36
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Alone or Not: Perception, Body and Social Media

Alone or Not: Perception, Body and Social Media is a choreographic frame for creating and exchanging bodily experiences. Participants send short SMS messages or tweets about their movement, actions and perceptions to each other. Together they create a social network of bodily movement that becomes a shared choreography that is documented in Twitter and the project’s website.

Owing to technical reasons the SMS message exchange works only through Finnish telephone operators and mobile phone numbers with the country code (+358) that are used in Finland. If you want to join the SMS group you should enroll by the 12th of September 2011 at info [at] You can also participate directly through Twitter.

…send kinaesthetic tweets and improvise wherever you may be.” Susan Kozel

Sep 7, 16:31
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Live Stage: WalkSpace Beirut-Venice

WalkSpace: Beirut-Venice with artist Conor McGarrigle :: June 2-3, 2011; 12:00 - 2:30 pm :: Venice (Piazza San Marco) and Beirut (to be announced later) :: Part of THESTATEOFMIND @ the Lebanese Pavilion, Venice Biennale.

WalkSpace: Beirut-Venice invites the participant on a drift through Venice guided from Beirut and in Beirut guided from Venice. The work involves two simultaneous dérives through the historic cities of Beirut and Venice, connected in real time to each other and to the world. Two interconnected groups of participants will walk in each city, each receiving instruction and guidance from the other as they wander, get lost and explore …the psychogeographical ambiance of the city. Continue reading

May 29, 14:49
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“IntuiTweet” by Susan Kozel

Susan Kozel wrote: “(T)he IntuiTweet project (is) an initiative that began in conjunction with the Theatre Academy and University of Art and Design in Helsinki but which will be developed further here (MEDEA is a centre for new media at Malmö University, Sweden). The goal of this project is to provoke and exchange physical intuition or movement using Twitter. Can a social networking platform also be a way to enhance the performance of every day lives? Do Social Choreographies result?

As we start this IntuiTweet project again, another round of improvisations from Sweden, this time I’m wondering about voice, relevance and ‘audience’: who are these tweets for? With other improvisations they were for a limited number of people participating in the improvisations: Continue reading

May 25, 10:48
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[-empyre-] Wearable Technologies: Cross-disciplinary Ventures

May 2011 on –empyre soft-skinned space: Wearable Technologies: Cross-disciplinary Ventures with Janis Jefferies (UK), Valérie Lamontagne (CA), Ashley Ferro-Murray (US), Sabine Seymour (US), Susan Elizabeth Ryan (US), Danielle Wilde (AU/FR), Sarah Kettley (UK), Lucy Dunne (US) :: Moderated by Renate Ferro (US) and Tim Murray (US).

During the month of May 2011, -empyre soft-skinned space will be featuring a discussion of wearable technologies, means through which technology augments or enables the body in interacting with the surrounding environment. The integration of wearables that augment the body with technological capabilities permeate our diverse worlds from entertainment to the military. Continue reading

May 6, 10:38
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Dance Technology and Circulations of the Social [us Cambridge, MA]

SLIPPAGE: Performance | Culture | Technology, MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies and MIT Music and Theater Arts present Dance Technology and Circulations of the Social, Version 2.0 :: April 21-23, 2011 :: Media Lab, 6th Floor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 25 Carleton Street, Cambridge, MA :: free and open to the public.

What is dance technology? What are its international implications and applications? How are artists, researchers, audiences, and game players engaged in experimentations in motion capture, digital film production, or live performance that place dance and other stylized forms of movement at the center of inquiry? And how do technologies of dance circulate changing concepts of the social? Continue reading

Apr 19, 11:45
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Screendance 2.0: Social Dance-Media

Special Edition of Participations: Screen Dance Audiences, Volume 7, Issue 2: Screendance 2.0: Social Dance-Media by Harmony Bench, The Ohio State University, USA.

Abstract: This essay argues that, as dance and screen media conjoined to create the hybrid art practice of dance-media, so too are dance-media and social media converging to produce an area of artistic experimentation I call social dance-media. This essay explores three strands of social dance-media — crowdsource, flash, and viral choreographies — and provides examples of each. Following protocols from social media, each of these modalities represents a form of participatory choreography or performance that evidences social media’s impression upon dance in contemporary popular culture. Continue reading

Jan 5, 13:20
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Live Stage: Susan Kozel + Nell Breyer [us Cambridge, MA]

Upgrade! Boston: Susan Kozel + Nell Breyer :: November 17, 2009; 7:00 - 9:00 pm :: Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute for Technology N51-390, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA (map).

Susan Kozel works across dance and philosophy in the context of digital technologies. Working in England, Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada, she collaborates with digital artists, software engineers, architects, and composers to create performances and installations. She is the director of Mesh Performance Practices and is Principal Researcher with the SMARTlab Digital Media Institute at the University of East London (UK). She is currently working on a new book called Social Choreographies: Corporeal Narratives with Mobile Media. Continue reading

Nov 4, 11:29
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