Mentorship and Consulting

Proliferating Possibilities

What has heat and energy for you?

What do you when you don’t know what to do?

How do you sense what wants to be known and move from there?

What do you want?

As a mentor I love getting to the heart of what you want to do. As a creative producer for multimedia and intermedia projects, I love working with creative technology experts as well as professional artists who are technology curious and want to center social justice. Emergent discovery and iteration are central tactics. I occasionally serve as a dramaturge for special projects particularly interactive and participatory work and intermedia projects integrating moving body and moving image. Known for proliferating possibilities, I have 20 years experience helping individual artists locate the riskiest core of their work, break through creative blocks, and develop a successful interdisciplinary practice. Modalities include solution focused dialog, spirit driven inquiry, bodily awareness, and intermedia play.

Consulting and creative facilitation for institutions seeking to develop technology teaching and facilities, improve performance and technology courses and curricula and catalyze interdisciplinary research and creativity. My approach is grounded in intercultural communication, humane technology ethics of care, and inclusive community practice. I bring all of my capacity as an interdisciplinary artist and choreographer to my approach to facilitation inflecting it always with creative play, embodied awareness, and feminist, anti-racist community building. Focus includes: facilitating diverse groups in transformative processes, inclusive teaching and community practice, 21st century education, embodied digital literacy, developing interdisciplinary research and facilities. Clients include the University of Southern California, Barnard College, The University of Alabama, and Swinburne University.

Performance + Technology

Interdisciplinary Public Practice

Collaboration and co-creation are at the heart of everything I make, teach, and share.

Since 2004, I serve as director for dance and technology, professor and mentor for interdisciplinary practice at Ohio State’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design and Department of Dance where I co-founded the Motion Lab to foster innovations in 21st century education, inclusive pedagogy, creative research, and performance technology.

I mentor artists in interdisciplinary research and generative archives. With my partner Oded Huberman, I develop, manage, and consult on multimedia research and curriculum and facility design for innovation in technology and embodied practices.

Our clients include Barnard College, University of Alabama, Scripps College, and the University of Southern California. I serve on the Board of Advisors for the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado.

I love it that my students call me spacemaker.

Short Bio

Norah Zuniga Shaw is an artist, performer and creative director. Called “wildly creative” by the NYTimes, her work is exhibited worldwide and has won numerous awards and features. Major projects include Synchronous Objects with William Forsythe and TWO with Bebe Miller, Dancing Life for Oxford University Press, Climate Gathering, a transmedia performance ritual, and Livable Futures public practice and podcast. She publishes, presents and consults frequently on performance + technology topics.