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MOCO’22 Practice Presentation & Publication

Extending the body was presented at the 2022 International Conference of Movement and Computing as an embodied practice in Virtual Reality (VR) using real-time movement improvisation as the creation of visual movement traces in the VR painting program Open Brush (an off-shoot of Google’s Tilt Brush) in Oculus Quest.

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NCCAkron’s “Dancing Lab: Art Speaks 2.0”

Spending the last two months in the virtual ether with these amazing humans has been an honor. What a wonderful platform for artists/technologists/curators.  Goals: This residency came right after completing one leg of research. It was such a wonderful opportunity to re-question everything that I created in the first versions…

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Super Human Trailer

For the past three months, these beautiful dancer/actors and I have been working on building material around the ideas of “Super Human.” It didn’t take us long to identify the key element…humanity. “What is a super power?” and “Who is super human?” were our jumping off points to access and…

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Creating “moonshot: solos for your home”

moonshot: solos for your home is an Augmented Reality (AR) app that places a more than human entity (cyborg body) in the home of the user. The concept models for the piece were created through embodied practice in Tilt Brush from transparent prisms to create the 3D model for moonshot’s…

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Hayes Graduate Research Forum Award Winner

Abstract: The purpose of this work emerged from a desire to understand and create a relationship between choreography and the Virtual Reality (VR) painting program, Tilt Brush. When performing with a VR headset and controllers, the body and machine blend into cyborg, a body prosthetic. However, through the eyes of…

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Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA)

Tara Lee Burns And KJ Dye Win Prestigious Graduate Associate Teaching Award On March 18, 2021, MFA Students Tara Lee Burns and KJ Dye both received the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Associates. “Approximately 2,000…

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Research > Experiment > Workshop: Theater as Laboratory

In a workshop called Theater as Laboratory: Experimentation with Non-Human Partners in Expanding Dramaturgies with Rebecca Rouse & Ashley Ferro-Murray, the other participants and myself were tasked with creating something in response to their research surrounding the Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and the ideas of technology as extensions of the body. This…

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Neon Alchemy

What is collaboration? The term is usually used when something or someone is needed by another and then they are asked to collaborate on a project that isn’t their project. Whether a dancer in someone else’s choreography, a creator of projections for a director’s vision, or even the motion capture…

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Iteration X: Extending the Body

This is the first cycle of my MFA Thesis. I envision my thesis as a three part process (or more). This first component was part of an evening walk around the OSU Arboretum with my MFA 2021 Cohort. To see an idea of the full event around the lake and…

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