Embodied Media Studio

Selected intermedia art projects from John Crawford and partners, connecting diverse communities through embodied interaction in dance, theatre and music.


Emergent Media Research

Applied research in socially engaged artmaking, emergent media and connected design, creating interactive experiences to engage people in tangible, sensorial and experiential ways.


Eco Art + Design Lab

Art and design for ecological awareness, linked with innovative technology development to spark collective engagement with the emerging technologies of our time.


Courses and workshops to engage and challenge technology-savvy art makers, storytellers and designers, providing opportunities to enhance creativity and develop new skills.



Informal educational exchange programs, supported by UC Irvine's Emergent Media Research Group, that connect students and faculty with peers at other leading institutions.



John Crawford is an intermedia artist, performance director and interaction designer. He uses computers and video to create rich immersive environments for embodied interaction with dance, theatre and music.

His projects are performed in theatres, exhibited in galleries and presented as public art installations. His research and creative activity centers on making artworks that provide compelling interactive experiences for diverse communities, building upon the emerging technologies of our time.

Recent work includes Your Ocean, My Ocean, an ongoing art and technology project concerned with oceans and coastlines, speaking to environmentalism, climate justice and community engagement. He originated the Active Space concept for his intermedia software framework upon which these projects are built, and which he has continued to evolve and develop for over twenty-five years.


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