John Mitchell

Assoc Research Professional
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Assoc Research Professional
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

John D. Mitchell is an interactive media designer, composer, and researcher committed to expanding sensory and creative experiences in the arts. For much of his career Mitchell has focused on exploring the use of computer interactivity in dance and movement performance. 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.

Mitchell turned his attention to performance telematics in 1999 founding ADaPT, the Association for Dance and Performance Telematics. From 2000 through 2010, Mr. Mitchell participated in numerous international multi-site performance projects with artists in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nottingham, UK, Bahia, Brazil, Melbourne, Australia and Seville, Spain and many others.

Current performance projects include work with the interdisciplinary performance ensemble DATURA and other work centered on codes of experience at the confluence of the analog and digital environments.

John D. Mitchell is an artist and educator, and currently co-directs ADaPT and teaches creative practice, dance media, and interdisciplinary 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 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
Spring 2016
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
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 261 2nd-Yr Creative Practices II
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 561 Grad Creative Practices II
DCE 571 Graduate First-Yr Seminar II
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 240 Media for Dance
DCE 270 Second-Year Seminar I
DCE 492 Honors Directed Study
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 683 Fieldwork
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 340 Media for Dance
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 261 2nd-Yr Creative Practices II
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 340 Media for Dance
DCE 484 Internship
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
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
DCE 270 Second-Year Seminar I
DCE 340 Media for Dance
DCE 492 Honors Directed Study
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 583 Fieldwork
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 683 Fieldwork