Research: Projects


  • John Crawford
  • Mailing Address:
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-2775
  • Office: 949.824.8817
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Dance IT*

A participatory media exhibit designed by Calit2 eMedia Studio Manager John Crawford uses networked computers and communications technology to encourage observers to become participants who interact with and influence its digital media content.  DANCE-IT (Dance & Information Technology), which was commissioned by the San Francisco Ballet on its 75th anniversary, offers real-time, real-space participatory contact. Visitors view one of several pre-recorded dances, each of which represents a different style. Then they create their own dance in the same style, to the same music – in the exhibit’s open-walled design. Cameras record them while the technology integrates their movements permanently into the exhibition, creating a work-in-progress.