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

Social Choreographies

ENHANCING THE EMBODIED QUALITY OF OUR MOBILE LIVES

Social Choreographies is a research initiative but is also a way of looking at the urban world: seeing how we already ‘dance’ with our technologies and how, if we feel like it, can enhance the embodied quality of our mobile lives. This project refigures existing social media (like twitter and facebook) and combines these with more customised applications in order to emphasise dance, intuition and corporeal expression in daily life and to produce participatory performances and installations.

Contact: Susan Kozel, MEDEA

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