HUMANE TECHNOLOGIES:  WELL-BEING 

Pop-Up Schedule 

March 4-9, 2018 

http://www.humanetechosu.org/  

@accadatosu 

 

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, ACCAD 

331 Sullivant Hall 

1813 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210 

 

#humanetechosu #accad #wellbeing 

 

SHARED THEMES 

 

 Emerging themes for this year are listed below and projects will shift and develop during the Pop-Up, that’s the fun and the discovery. Our Carmen site has full descriptions and space for discussion and you can follow updates @accadatosu and on humanetechosu.org 

 

Future Companions: 

Physical Computing for Wellbeing, Assisted Living, Companionship, 

and Meaningful Social Connection 

Research Leads: Alan Price (Design), Claire Melbourne (Dance) and others 

 

Creative Facilitation:  

Fostering Wellbeing and Collaboration through Arts-Driven, Emergent Processes 

Research Leads: Rick Livingston (Comp Studies), Peter Chan (Design), Ben McCorkle (English) 

 

Art of Relevance: 

Participatory Performance, Design Fictions and Virtual Worlds for Meaningful Public Dialog 

Research Leads: Marc Ainger (Music) Alex Oliszewski (Theater), E. Scott Denison (Design), Skylar Wurster (Computer Science), Margaret Westby (Concordia) and others 

 

VR and Forms of Care: 

Virtual Reality and Games for Wellbeing, Mindfulness and Compassionate Care 

Research Leads: Vita Berezina Blackburn (ACCAD), Alex Oliszewski (Theater), Kevin Bruggeman (Design), Susan Melsop (Design), Dreama Cleaver (Design), Laura Rodriguez (Dance), Elizabeth Speidel (Champion Intergenerational Center), Scott Swearingen (Design),  

Marientina Gotsis (USC, Games for Health), and others 

 

Our partnership with the Champion Intergenerational Center and the College of Nursing remains a resource and an opportunity for all themes. ACCAD’s Norah Zuniga Shaw, Matthew Lewis and Maria Palazzi as well as the Humane Tech Student Fellows and ACCAD GAs will move between and contribute to all projects and we encourage everyone to circulate throughout the week.  

Pop-Up Kick Off: Pamela Z Residency 

 

Open to all and focusing on the Art of Relevance theme 

 

SATURDAY, March 3 

 

3:00-5p Research sandbox for Lecture on Climate (Art and Relevance Theme)  

Norah Zuniga Shaw, Marc Ainger, Ann Stimson, Laura Rodriguez, Claire  

Melbourne, Dorian Ham and Oded Huberman.  

Research questions center on technology and participatory performance as public dialog. 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

RSVP zuniga-shaw.1  

 

 

SUNDAY, March 4  

 

12:00p-3pSoundWORK advanced creative workshop with guest artist Pamela Z FULL 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

5:00p-6pKEYNOTE EVENT
Pamela Z Public Performance - Pop-Up Week Kick-Off! 

Suite of solo works in electronic sound, voice and image 

SOLDOUT 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

MONDAY, March 5 

 

8:30a Coffee, Tea and Bruegger’s Bagels and Muffins  

Location:  Kitchen and Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

10:00a-12:30pOpening Idea Storm  

(ALL are encouraged to attend, facilitated by Norah, Ben, Peter + Rick) 

Location:  Motion Lab, ACCAD, Sullivant 350 

 

Move through a rich range of resources together to develop shared experience of Pop Up 2018 themes: Wellbeing and Forms of Care. Project leads will also share their research questions for the week and there will be opportunities to give input, join a project/s and collaborate. Everyone will leave with a Wellbeing Call to Action. 

 

12:30-6:00pParallel Play/Work Time for all projects 

 

1:00pLunch provided PANERA salads and sandwiches  

RSVP to smith.3560 

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

3:00-4:30p Reading Room:  

The Problem of the Human and Theorizing Wellbeing  

Interdisciplinary discussion OPEN to all 

RSVP Livingston.28 for shared texts 

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

VR and Forms of Care dementia simulation project working in the Motion Lab,  

Future Companions and physical computing folks working in SIM Lab, 

Art + Relevance working in collaboration spaces all afternoon. 

 

Subject to Change: follow us the humanetechosu.org events pages or on Instagram @accadatosu for regular updates or stop by and join in!

TUESDAY, March 6 

 

8:30a Coffee, Tea and Snacks (hummus, trail mix, fruit and chips) 

Location: Kitchen and Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

9:00a-10a GAGA PEOPLE Class with Maree Remalia 

Creative movement experience for wellbeing OPEN TO ALL  

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

10:00-12pPlay Test with Scott Swearingen with game design students 

Students from the 'Introduction to Game Design' course present in-progress analog games. Topics range from mental health to diplomacy. Come test (and play!) table-top games with a learning component for wellbeing! 

Location: ACCAD, Main Collab Space 3rd Floor 

 

10:00a-6:00pParallel Play/Work Time for all projects 

 

1:00pFlash Talk with Margaret Westby and Brown Bag Lunch Discussion  

(Art of Relevance) 

Empowering the Female Machine: Remapping Gender Dynamics of Technologically Augmented Dance.” 

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

Associated Teaching Cluster:  ACCAD 7893: Interdisciplinary Research Studio  

 

2:30pFlash Talk with Alan Price (Future Companions) 

 “Objects of Intimacy: a brief journey through past and present developments in robotics design for assisted living and companionship.” 

Location: ACCAD Classroom 349a  

Associated Teaching Clusters:  Theatre 5961: Playwriting. Others welcome!  

And : 2:30p-4:30p Maria ’s design and animation students connecting with Alan Price, Claire Melbourne. Others welcome! 

 

2:30pFlash Talk with Norah Shaw and Marc Ainger (Art of Relevance) 

 

4:00p Flash talk and Workshop: Vita Berezina-Blackburn and Jeanine  

Thompson (VR and Forms of Care) 

4:00-4:15p “Visual Perception of Human Motion” 

4:15-5:15p Viewpoints Performance Technique and Motion Capture 

Visually and experientially examine group movement and its appearance, using different levels of abstraction made possible through motion capture. OPEN TO ALL. 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

Guest Maree Remalia’s flight departs 5:30pm

WEDNESDAY, March 7 

 

8:30a Coffee, Tea and Snacks (hummus, trail mix, fruit and chips) 

Location:  Kitchen and Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

9:00-10aYoga/Somatics with Katherine Moore    

Movement for wellbeing, OPEN TO ALL 

Location: Dance Studio, Sullivant 370 

 

10:00a-6:00pParallel Play/Work Time for all projects 

 

1:00pLunch provided MAZAH 

RSVP to smith.3560 

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

4:00pFlash Talk with Norah Shaw and Marc Ainger (Art of Relevance) 

“Performing Precarity: Interactive Improvisation for Social Action” 

Location: Motion Lab, ACCAD, 350  

 

4:00p-6pOpen Studios and Group Share for all projects 

Public welcome to circulate and engage with works in progress 

Location:  All ACCAD, Sullivant, Third floor, South Suite 

 

Subject to Change:  

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THURSDAY, March 8 

 

8:30a Coffee, Tea and Bruegger’s Bagels and Muffins 

Location:  Kitchen and Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

9:00a-10aTai Chi with Biag Gaogen  

Movement for wellbeing, OPEN TO ALL 

Location: Dance Studio, Sullivant 370 

 

10:00a-6pmParallel work time (teams occasionally circulate) 

 

Noon Flash Talk with Marientina Gotsis  

“Dance, Neuroscience and Games for Health” 

Location:  Classroom, Rm 349-A   

Associated Teaching Cluster: 11-12:30p ACCAD 5003: 3D Computer Animation 

 

1:00pBrown Bag Lunch Discussion with Marientina Gotsis on funding and 

creating games for health, VR, AR, MR 

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

12:45-2pPrototype Demo and Discussion  

Digital and Physical Worlds: VR for Andean and Amazonian Artifacts (VR and Forms of Care) 

Associated Teaching Cluster: Shaw’s ACCAD 7893:  

Interdisciplinary Research Studio and Wibbelsman’s SPA 2332:  

Introduction to Andean and Amazonian Culture. Others welcome! 

Location: SIM Lab, ACCAD, Main Collab Space 3rd Floor  

 

4:00p Flash talk and Workshop: Vita Berezina-Blackburn and Jeanine  

Thompson (VR and Forms of Care) 

4:00-4:15p “Visual Perception of Human Motion Part II” 

4:15-5:15p Viewpoints Performance Technique and Motion Capture 

 OPEN TO ALL. 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

5:15pHumane Performance in the Rotunda: Calder White and Dancers 

Location:  Rotunda (just outside ACCAD / Dance main offices) 

 

Guest Marientina Gotsis, USC in residence all day 

Subject to Change:  

Follow us on Instagram @accadatosu for regular updates or check out our humanetchosu.org website or just stop by and join in! 

 

FRIDAY, March 9 

 

8:30a Coffee, Tea and Snacks (hummus, trail mix, fruit and chips) 

Location:  Kitchen and Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

9:00a-10a Contemplative Walk with Norah Zuniga Shaw  

Movement for Wellbeing, OPEN TO ALL 

Location:  Motion Lab, Sullivant 350 

 

10:00-3:00pParallel work time (teams occasionally circulate) 

 

1:00pLunch provided PANERA salads and sandwiches   

Location:  Conference Room, Sullivant 332 

 

1:30pDesign Futures Event: Health Insurance + Artificial Intelligence 

OPEN TO ALL  

Location: Barnett Theater, Sullivant 3rd floor, off the rotunda 

 

3:00p: Sharing Demos, Documentation of Projects and Pizza Party   

Location:  Circulating in the ACCAD Labs 

Guest Marientina Gotsis, USC in residence all day 

Subject to Change:  

Follow us on Instagram @accadatosu for regular updates or check out our humanetchosu.org website or just stop by and join in!

 

Guest Bios

Marientina Gotsis- Gotsis has a broad background in arts, design and engineering with a special interest in interactive entertainment applications for health, happiness and rehabilitation. She founded and leads USC's Games for Health Initiative since 2007, connecting health professionals with innovation in various forms of interactive media. She is co-founder and director of the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center, an organized research unit between the School of Cinematic Arts and the Keck School of Medicine, which was established in 2010. This center designs, develops and evaluates entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health. 

 

Maree Remalia- Born in South Korea and raised in Medina, OH, Maree currently lives between Washington, DC and Middlebury, Vermont. She travels frequently throughout the U.S. working as a choreographer, performer, and teacher facilitating movement experiences with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds. Recent performance credits include Blaine Siegel and Jil Stifel’s Objects for Dance, Staycee Pearl dance project Playground, and appearances in the work of interdisciplinary artist, David Bernabo. She has performed the work of Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, and Noa Zuk. As an educator, Maree facilitates classes in Gaga, improvisation, and creative process in community and conservatory settings. 

 

Margaret Westby- An artist and researcher with a PhD from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, Westby has created and collaborated in dance performances, installations, and films around the world. Her doctoral research encompasses both a practical and theoretical approach into exploring strategies to re-map gender imbalances, behaviors, and engagement in the area of technologically augmented dance performance.  In her work, Westby asks “what is at stake in our creation of knowledge and conceptualization of digital technology to bodies?” For her, the feminist perspective and dance provide critical awareness of how the human body is connected to the process and the effect of technology. 

  

Pamela Z- A composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video, Pamela Z is a pioneer of live digital looping techniques. She processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, and sampled concrète sounds. She uses MAX MSP and Isadora software on a MacBook Pro along with custom MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound and image with physical gestures. Her performances range in scale from small concerts in galleries to large-scale multi-media works in theaters and concert halls. In addition to her performance work, she has a growing body of inter-media gallery works including multi-channel sound and video installations.