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Livestreaming Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance
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Livestreaming Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance

Monday 4 November 2019
New York City
The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium
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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium

by Toasterlab with Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Toronto, Ontario
The Factory of the Future
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The Factory of the Future

A Collaborative Project for Imagining Otherwise

by Zoe Svendsen
30 September 2019
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium
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The Mixed Reality Performance Symposium

by Toasterlab with Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University

Tuesday 5 November 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Toasterlab and Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology presented the Mixed Reality Performance Symposium livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 5 November 2019 from 7 a.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 9 a.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 10 a.m EST (Toronto, UTC -5) to 2 p.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 4 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 5 p.m. EST (Toronto, UTC-5).

performer with a projection of a neural net displayed on and above them.
Livestreaming Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance
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Livestreaming Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance

Monday 4 November 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents the artist talk Virtual Reality, Cyborgs, and Neuroscience in Contemporary Performance livestreaming on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 4 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 23:30 GMT (London, UTC +0).

two actors onstage
The Factory of the Future
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The Factory of the Future

A Collaborative Project for Imagining Otherwise

30 September 2019

Zoë Svendsen discusses working with fellow theatremakers to build and present imagined realities of London and Oslo in post-capitalist and post-fossil-fuel cultures.

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A performance of :HUMPTY
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A performance of :HUMPTY

at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Friday 27 September 2019
Austin, Texas

Ethos and The VORTEX presented a performance of :HUMPTY livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Friday 27 September 2019 at 9 p.m. EDT (New York) / 8 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

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Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia
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Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia

Arts based research, playful media, gaming, participation and civic engagement

Monday 16 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

The Goethe Institute in Bucharest, Romania presented the Cultural Management Academy 2019 Opening Lecture Transmedia Playful Aesthetics by Patrícia Gouveia livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 16 September at 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC +3).

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Linked Digital Future for the Performing Arts Study
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Linked Digital Future for the Performing Arts Study

Research on the development of an international linked open data ecosystem for the performing arts

Wednesday 21 August 2019
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Co-authors of the report A Linked Digital Future for the Performing Arts: Leveraging Synergies along the Value Chain, Beat Estermann and Frédéric Julien, will present key insights from a groundbreaking research on the development of an international linked open data ecosystem for the performing arts. This conceptual model will be demonstrated with actual data visualizations from a Canadian theatre production. Benefits for the stakeholders of the performing arts value chain and recommendations for next steps will be discussed. This presentation and discussion will be of interest to anyone interested in digital collaboration and digital discoverability of the performing arts. Livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 21 August 2019 at 9 a.m PDT (Vancouver) / 10 a.m. MDT (Calgary) / 11 a.m. CDT (Winnipeg) / 12 p.m. EDT (Montréal) / 16:00 UTC +0 / 5 p.m. BST (London)   

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The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance
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The Intersection of Digital Technology and Live Performance

Observations from HowlRound and SpiderWebShow’s Digital + Performance Convening

12 August 2019

May Antaki reflects on the Digital + Performance Convening, produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance, which focused on the intersection of digital technology and live performance.

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FoldA
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FoldA

Festival of Live Digital Art

Thursday 13 June through Saturday 15 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance and HowlRound presented events from FoldA (Festival of Live Digital Art) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June 2019.

Digital + Performance Convening
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Digital + Performance Convening

at the foldA Festival in Kingston, Ontario

12 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario At The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

On 12 June 2019 in Kingston, Ontario, HowlRound Theatre Commons and SpiderWebShow Performance will co-produce a one day Digital + Performance Convening that will bring together up to fifty practitioners, curators, and scholars from the US and Canada working at the intersection of performance and digital technology for a day of discussion that aims to break open assumptions and reveal future possibilities for the art form. 

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Narrative Sharing and Narrative Shifting with Digital Technology
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Narrative Sharing and Narrative Shifting with Digital Technology

10 June 2019

Members of the Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements discuss the connection between technology, performance, and social justice community organizing.

two actors onstage with three large projections behind them
Digital + Live Performance
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Digital + Live Performance

Exploring the Present and the Future

6 June 2019

In the lead-up to HowlRound’s Digital + Performance Convening, Michael Wheeler and Sydney Skybetter chatted, via Slack, about some of the big questions artists are faced with as they contemplate the connection between theatre and technology.

an actor against a projection of rain
Modes of Media in Digital Performance
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Modes of Media in Digital Performance

5 June 2019

David Z. Saltz—director, installation artist, and teacher of digital performance—talks about the early days of digital media in theatre and the six main roles it plays in live performance.

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Screening Performance, Performing Screens: New Projections in Theatre and Media
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Screening Performance, Performing Screens: New Projections in Theatre and Media

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Tuesday 14 May 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented conversations from Screening Performance, Performing Screens: New Projections in Theatre and Media livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Tuesday 14 May.

an actress onstage
A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe
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A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe

18 April 2019

Carley B. Johnson examines two recent projects that link theatre with virtual reality and augmented reality.

actors onstage underneath a large projection
Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV
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Harnessing the Combined Power of Theatre and TV

7 April 2019

Camille Cuzzupoli examines the themes present in Manual Cinema’s production The End of TV.

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Making Your Website Accessible is Vital to Your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts
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Making Your Website Accessible is Vital to Your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

31 March 2019

Vijay Mathew discusses how the HowlRound team has worked, and continues to work, to make HowlRound.com an accessible platform.

performer in a red dress looking at multiple reflections with herself in a mirror
Performances of La Medea by Yara Travieso
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Performances of La Medea by Yara Travieso

A Greek Tragedy Reimagined as a Latin-Disco Variety Show—Miami Dade College Live Arts

Thursday 25 October to Saturday 27 October 2018
Miami, Florida, USA

Miami Dade College Live Arts presented La Medea—a Greek Tragedy Reimagined as a Latin-Disco Variety Show—by Yara Travieso livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 25 October, Friday 26 October, and Saturday 27 October 2018 at 8 p.m. EDT (New York) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles).

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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 October 2018
MA, United States

Hacking Arts presented the Hacking Arts 2018 Festival at the MIT Media Lab livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday and Sunday 13-14 October 2018.

Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway
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Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway

1849

25 July 2018

Could you make it as the manager of a New York City theatre in the 1840s? That's the question that Dr. Robert Davis's game and app Broadway:1849 poses to players. Robert joins us to talk about the rough-and-tumble world of New York's antebellum theatre.

foldA: festival of live digital Art with SpiderWebShow Performance
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foldA: festival of live digital Art with SpiderWebShow Performance

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

SpiderWebShow Performance presented foldA: festival of live digital Art at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Wednesday 20 June 2018.

The NEH Institute 2018: Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies
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The NEH Institute 2018: Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Georgia

Monday 18 June - Thursday 28 June 2018
Athens, GA, United States

The University of Georgia’s Department of Theatre and Film Studies presented the NEH Institute 2018: Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance Studies livestreamed from commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 18 June - Thursday 28 June 2018.

Performance of A Tale of Two Tricksters
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Performance of A Tale of Two Tricksters

Pregones Theater

Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Bronx, NY & Anchorage, Alaska, United States

The fifth season of Artspace’s Art Bridge program culminated in Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater and Alaska Native Heritage Center presenting an experimental workshop performance of A Tale of Two Tricksters, livestreamed from the The Bronx in New York City and Anchorage, Alaska on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv. Tune in Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -3) / 5 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. AKDT (Anchorage, UTC -8).

“These are not natural events”
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“These are not natural events”

Ariel’s Technodramaturgy in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest

11 January 2018

Anchuli Felicia King explores use of motion capture and the construction of an embodied and artificial Ariel in the RSC’s version of The Tempest.

the​ ​parasite​
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the​ ​parasite​

​ ​An​ ​Alternate​ ​Reality​ ​Game​ ​for​ ​Orientation

7 January 2018

For Orientation at the UChicago 2017, an alternate reality game was created by faculty, designers, and students that engaged social media, virtual reality and real life to encourage students to explore campus and build relationships with one another.

Will Future Storytelling Include Live Theatre?
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Will Future Storytelling Include Live Theatre?

15 November 2017

Jonathan Mandell looks at the Future of Storytelling festival in Staten Island, New York, which featured exhibits, productions, and performances using virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality techniques and technology.