Susan Kozel


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  • MEDEA Col­lab­o­ra­tive Media In­sti­tute, Uni­ver­sity of Malmö, and Mesh Per­for­mance Prac­tices, Writer, Dancer, and Philosopher

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  • ISEA2011

    Susan Kozel is a dancer, chore­o­g­ra­pher and philoso­pher work­ing at the con­ver­gence of per­for­mance and dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies. She is Pro­fes­sor of New Media with the MEDEA Col­lab­o­ra­tive Media In­sti­tute at the Uni­ver­sity of Malmö, Swe­den, and is the di­rec­tor of Mesh Per­for­mance Prac­tices. She has pub­lished and per­formed widely. Her writ­ing in­cludes Closer: per­for­mance, tech­nolo­gies, phe­nom­e­nol­ogy (MIT Press 2007), a book in progress called So­cial Chore­o­gra­phies: Cor­po­real Aes­thet­ics with Mo­bile Media (ex­pected in 2012), and re­cent pieces on artis­tic re­search, ubiq­ui­tous com­put­ing, and bod­ily ex­pres­sion in elec­tronic music.  Her col­lab­o­ra­tive per­for­mances and in­stal­la­tions in­clude the Tech­nolo­gies of Inner Spaces se­ries (im­ma­nence 2005, Other Sto­ries 2007 and The Yel­low Mem­ory 2009), whis­per[s] wear­able com­put­ing 2002-2005, and tra­jets 2000-2007. In her role as col­lab­o­rat­ing re­searcher with the In­tu­ition in Cre­ative Processes ini­tia­tive based at the The­atre Acad­emy in Helsinki she is ex­per­i­ment­ing with so­cial net­work­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for im­pro­vised per­for­mance (In­tu­iTweet 2009-2010) and (Alone or Not 2011) and ex­pand­ing an em­bod­ied method­olog­i­cal basis for artis­tic re­search.

    ISEA2010

    Susan Kozel is a writer, dancer and philosopher. She directs Mesh Performance Practices.


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  • US

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