Dancing with Twitter : Mobile Narratives Become Physical Scores

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Title Dancing with Twitter : Mobile Narratives Become Physical Scores
Author(s) Kozel, Susan ; Keinanen, Mia ; Rouhiainen, Leena
Date 2014
Editor(s) Farman, Jason
English abstract
IntuiTweet (2009-2010) was a dance improvisation project using Twitter as a platform for movement exchange: tweets were written by small group of dancers to promote kinaesthetic and corporeal exchanges in public spaces. Geographically disparate bodies were linked only by a set of improvisatory practices and by Twitter on their mobile devices. The improvisations left traces in the form of words. Making sense of this project in the context of mobile media narratives, two questions fold back on each other: why consider mobile media narratives through a project based in dance? And why consider dance through the lens of mobile media narratives? In pursuing these parallel but inverse lines of questioning, both the sense of narrative and the understanding of the movement practices are transformed. Yet, the scope of this chapter extends beyond narrative and dance: in exploring the qualities of these embodied micro-narratives and what happens when they are exchanged, we can learn more about how we live in the world with our mobile media.
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue The Mobile Story : Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies
ISBN 978-0-415-64148-7
Pages 79-94
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Media
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note The Mobile Story is both a print publication and an eBook.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20946 (link to this page)

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