Dance is a Vibrant Ground for Academic Research – Keynote from Baltic Movement Conference 2011

Baltic Movement Conference is a meeting of dance practitioners, theoreticians, managers of culture and people experienced in promoting and supporting dance. MEDEA professor Susan Kozel was one of the keynote speakers at the conference. This is her presentation.

Intuitive Improvisation: A Phenomenological Method for Dance Experimentation with Mobile Digital Media

[PUBLICATION] This paper is located at the juncture of philosophical and artistic research, offering the second in a series of phenomenologically informed methods relevant to the design and creative use of mobile digital devices called the Intuitive Improvisation method. It is also part of a larger philosophical and artistic project in Social Choreographies which contributes to the ever developing field of social aesthetics by providing a perspective uniquely coloured by dance and phenomenology.

Alone or Not

KINAESTHETIC SOCIAL NETWORKING – TWEETING THE BODY

Kinaesthetic Tweeting puts the body into social networking, making it an improvisational forum. Alone or Not is the next phase of the IntuiTweet project. It creates 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. Alone or not is produced by and for Zodiak Centre for New Dance, Helsinki, Finland. The project has been funded by the Arts Council of Finland (Dance) and the Arts Council of the Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland

Contact: Susan Kozel, MEDEA

Keywords: social media, mobile technology, twitter, social choreographies