Hi all,

Welcome to a special theme week devoted to Dance and Technology. 

Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, April 26, 2010 – Stamatia Portanova (Birkbeck University of London) presents: "Movement-Objects” 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – Ashley Ferro-Murray (University of California, Berkeley) presents: “Moving Digitally: between sensors and tone”

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – Erin Manning (Concordia University) presents: “When Tables Dance: Technicity in Motion"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 – Nora Zuniga Shaw (Ohio State University) presents: "What else, besides the body, might physical thinking look like?"

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Alanna Thain (McGill University) presents: “All the Single Babies: Adorable/ Automaton?”

Friday, April 30, 2010 – Antonin de Bemels (Independent Artist) presents: "Scrub solo 3: soliloquy” 

Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.


In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.

Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute videoclip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.

We use the title "curator" because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way.

The clip/comment combination are intended to both introduce the curator's work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.

Theme weeks are designed to generate a networked conversation between curators. All the posts for that week will thematically overlap and the participating curators each agree to comment on one another's work.

Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media.

In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we typically experience media.

In Media Res is a publication of MediaCommons. MediaCommons is a strong advocate for the right of media scholars to quote from the materials they analyze, as protected by the principle of "fair use." If such quotation is necessary to a scholar's argument, if the quotation serves to support a scholar's original analysis or pedagogical purpose, and if the quotation does not harm the market value of the original text -- but rather, and on the contrary, enhances it -- we must defend the scholar's right to quote from the media texts under study.

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Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Office: Batten Arts & Letters 3014
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