John Mitchell

Biography

John D. Mitchell is an interactive media designer, composer, and researcher committed to expanding sensory and creative experiences in the arts. In 1990 Mitchell became a founding member of the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University. At the Institute Mitchell pioneered the development of the Intelligent Stage, a facility where he continued to work for the next ten years as a composer, director and interactive media designer. In 1999 Mitchell founded ADaPT, the Association for Dance and Performance Telematics, a collective of dance researchers from five prominent universities across the US. From 2000 through 2010 Mr. Mitchell participated in numerous international multi-site performance projects with artists in Amsterdam, UK, Brazil, Australia, Spain and many others. Mr. Mitchell founded DATURA in 2013 to explore interdisciplinary performance at the crossroads of digital and analog arts practices. Current performance projects include work with the interdisciplinary performance with DATURA and other work centered on codes of experience at the confluence of the analog and digital environments. DATURA performs locally and teaches workshops at conferences locally and internationally. John D. Mitchell is an educator, and teaches media for dance, creative practice, and interactive performance courses in the School of Film, Dance and Theater at Arizona State University.

Education

  • M.M. Music Composition (Electronic Music and Jazz Performance), University of South Florida 1986
  • B.M. Music Composition, Webster College 1979

Research Activity

  • Mitchell,John D*, Jackson,Naomi. INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND TECHNOLOGY 99. AZ COMM ON THE ARTS(7/1/1998 - 6/30/1999).
  • Mitchell,John D*. "FALLING TO EARTH"- AN INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP. TEMPE MUNICIPAL ARTS COMM(2/1/1998 - 5/30/1998).
  • Mitchell,John D*. THE BROMBERG PROJECT. AZ COMM ON THE ARTS(7/1/1997 - 6/30/1998).
  • Mitchell,John D*, Loveless,Richard L. DANIEL NAGRIN & HIS ART. NATL INIT PRESERVE AMER DANCE(9/1/1993 - 1/30/1996).
  • Mitchell,John D*. ISA DANCE RESIDENCY PROGRAM. AZ COMM ON THE ARTS(7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994).
  • Mitchell,John D*. GROUP WESTAF FEE SUPPORT & RISK TAKING:JOE GOODE PERFORM. WESTERN STATES ART FEDERATION(9/1/1992 - 11/1/1992).

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 261 2nd-Yr Creative Practices II
THF 397 Prof Development Seminar
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
DCE 170 First-Year Seminar I
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 660 Grad Creative Practices III
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 660 Grad Creative Practices III
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 261 2nd-Yr Creative Practices II
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 261 2nd-Yr Creative Practices II
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork