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Capturing Affect With a Handful of Techne—Jeannette Ginslov (Medea Talks #19)

JEANNETTE GINSLOV is Medea’s artist-in-residence this spring. Her roots are as a performer, choreographer and artistic director in South Africa, but her currant work centers around affect, haptic and digital materiality on several platforms: stage, screens, online and new media applications. On May 14, Ginslov gave a Medea Talk. Video inside.

Mobile social choreographies: Choreographic insight as a basis for artistic research into mobile technologies

[PUBLICATION] Creative use of networked wireless communications devices contributes to a vibrant strand of media art called locative media. Now it is time for dancers and choreographers to contribute to the critical and creative activity around corporeality, expression and mobile technologies in social contexts.

AffeXity – Geospatial tagging using AR browser Argon

[PROJECT PORTFOLIO] AffeXity is an interdisciplinary, collaborative, social choreography project drawing together dance, geo-spatially tagged visual imagery, and people using mobile-networked devices. Located in Medea’s wider research and production profile, this is a particularly material and performative example of the “Internet of Things.”

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 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


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