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Loïe Fuller: The Body Prosthetic

In this paper, I explore the role of technology during the interwar period through Loïe Fuller’s use of what Julie Townsend calls “theatrical prosthesis,” wooden extensions to lengthen the arms, fabric, and electric light (Townsend 1991, 73). Addressing the spectatorial aesthetic result of the normalization of prosthetic limbs during the…

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Creating an Immersive Virtual Environment

ConceptCo-creator Laura Rodriguez and I aimed to create a room for a virtual Spielberg Museum to resemble Carol Anne’s room in Poltergeist the movie. Design of the room included interactive elements such as lights that change with proximity, a TV that turns on and plays a clip from the movie…

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The Ghosts of Mirror Lake: Expanded with Media and Monologues

To work with the Media Design students with the tools presented to expand our The Ghosts of Mirror Lake scene using various forms of projection, live-feed, or other technology available with the goal of enhancing the experience thematically, dramatically, and theatrically.

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Digging Augmented Reality

My co-creator and I, Laura Rodriguez/LROD, aimed to create an Augmented Reality application used as an educational supplement to Laura Dixon Gottschild’s Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts.

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What is Activism in Performance?

Concept: To get in the studio with multiple dancers to explore some of the complex ideas of gender, identity, and race especially outlined in Paulo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and other texts discussing the whys and hows oppression happens and how to evoke the empowerment to overcome these situations.…

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Mette Ingvartsen’s Yes Manifesto (2005)

Yes to redefining virtuosityYes to conceptualizing experience, affects, sensationYes to materiality/body practiceYes to investment of performer and spectatorYes to expressionYes to excessYes to ‘invention'(however impossible)Yes to un-naming, decoding and recoding expressionYes to non-recognition, non-resemblanceYes to non-sense/illogicYes to organizing principles rather than fixed logic systemsYes to methodology and proceduresYes to editing…

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Tilt World’s 2nd Iteration

My final “Tilt Brush” iteration this semester was an installation/performance during ACCAD’s open house on April 5th in the Motion Lab. The audience/participants entered a circle of projection screens where cardboard boxes, feather boas, pool noodles, and random small balls littered the space. Tasks were written on cards around the…

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