Our guests on today’s show are software developer/musician Joel Klaverkamp and legendary dance choreographer Jennifer Mascall. Joel and Jennifer both explore the connections between technology, music, and the body in their own very different ways. They met through a video recording of Jennifer’s choreography that Joel did the scoring for, and are currently working on a second project together too. Today we sit down to have a fascinating conversation exploring dance and technology in relation to the creative process, the body as orchestra, the democratization of dance, and the future. Jennifer shares some of her biggest influences, with Paula Ross’s concept of the different personalities of our various organs being a highlight. Joel introduces his perspectives about how technology and music have been interconnected since the first instrument, describing human cyborgs whose relationship with machines is fundamental to their creative process. We talk about Diane Elliot’s idea that the prevailing vibration at our moment of conception lives with us for our whole life and structures the music we love forever. Another big talking point is about technologies that affect the body through monitoring it, connecting it to others, and augmenting realities for it. We speak about what this means for the future of dance, self-conception, and loneliness. Join us for a deep dive into how technology, dance, and music relate to questions of being human.