The Organizers

The call for provocations and panel at MOCO 2019 are presented in collaboration by Teoma Naccarato, John MacCallum, & Jessica Rajko.

Teoma Naccarato & John MacCallum

Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum have been collaborating since they met in 2013. Their collective work draws on their disciplinary training in music composition, choreography, creative writing, and computer science, as well as their deep interest in performance art and philosophy. Together they devise performance-installations and publications, and guide workshops on the themes of ‘Relational Listening’ and on the ‘critical appropriation’ of biosensors in artistic practice. Teoma is currently completing her PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University in the UK, and did her MFA at The Ohio State University, and her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, all in dance/choreography. John did his PhD at UC Berkeley, his MM at McGill University in Montreal, and his BM at the University of the Pacific in California, all in music composition. They have each held a variety of research and teaching positions over the years in the US and Europe, and currently live in Berlin.

Jessica Rajko

Jessica Rajko is an interdisciplinary scholar/practitioner working at the intersection of somatically informed dance and human-computer interaction design. Her current work investigates the ethical and corporeal implications of big data and the “quantified-self” movement on everyday life and within the dance community. Jessica has presented and performed in various collaborative artworks nationally and internationally, including Amsterdam’s OT301, Harvard’s ArtTechPsyche IV, Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche festival, and New York City’s Gotham Festival at The Joyce Theatre. She joined Wayne State University’s Department of Dance and Theatre in 2019 as part of a cross-institute Big Data hiring initiative.