Author: annabrownmassey

I don't love all my pieces. I love this piece. This one, performing it first, and now only viewing its never-as-good-as-live-because-this-was-designed-to-be-live footage, I am still      caught by a…
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The body as text

We must not treat the body as an object uniquely exempt from textual discourse just because the two words that complete this sentence are not in actuality une pipe. If…

The Present

The Past I am currently designing an audio-video environment in which Isadora reads the audio and harnesses the dynamics (amplification level) data, and converts those numbers into methods of shaping the…

The Holy Grail

As I watched Necessary Beauty I held in mind a conversation I had with Bebe last week that included her pressing me on my admiration of the "look" of improvisation:…

Variances in looking possibilities

Reading and watching through movement development work by Thomas Hauert and Zoo Company, I was taken with the instructions for the "Creative scientist" practice. Sitting before my computer trying to move my…

User-testing in the Wild

I have a new project underway in the Ohio State University Motion Lab focused on hybrid-digital experience. What a term, people! What a term. Let's use a few more words…

Guinea Pigs

October 14, 2015 Building an Isadora patch for this past project expanded my understanding of methods of enlisting CV (computer vision) to sense a light source (object) and create a…

Repetition & Repetition

As I look back on my work devising experiential media systems under the guidance of Alex Oliszewski in preparation to assign myself an independently formed project, now underway, I'm reminded…