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Festival of Live Digital Art

Thursday 13 June through Saturday 15 June 2019
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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
A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe
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A Look into Theatre’s FutVRe

by Carley B. Johnson
18 April 2019
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
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Festival of Live Digital Art

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

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

Livestreaming Digital + Performance Convening
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Livestreaming 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 so-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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
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Panels from Hacking Arts 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Saturday-Sunday 13-14 October 2018

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.

“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.

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​ ​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.

Elements of Oz
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Elements of Oz

Pay Attention to the Men Behind the Curtain

17 January 2017

Amelia Parenteau deconstructs the use of technology in The Builders Association’s production of Elements of Oz, an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, presented at 3LD in New York City.

Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling
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Location-Based and Audience-Aware Storytelling

Grace Plains and Bodies for a Global Brain

8 January 2017

The process of creating two works, as part of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s participation in Google's Glass Creative Collective, that use audience's and actors' locations, identities, and choices as pivotal elements of their storytelling structures and investigating the simultaneous processes of dramatic writing/devising and writing code.

Beyond Liveness
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Beyond Liveness

The Dramaturgies of Augmented Reality in Live Theatre

12 November 2016

Anchuli Felicia King discusses augmented reality technologies, one of the most radical technological advances affecting the theatre today and the unique dramaturgies and opportunities provided by AR in theatre.

On the Need for a Technological Theatre
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On the Need for a Technological Theatre

17 October 2016

Zachary Small calls for theatre to move beyond the living room play and explore the technological realm.

Cellphones in the Theatre May Offer More Than Just Unforgivable Distraction
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Cellphones in the Theatre May Offer More Than Just Unforgivable Distraction

7 September 2016

Billy McEntee discusses the use of cellphones in recent Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Future
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Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Future

22 July 2016

Researcher and lecturer Joris Weijdom of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Netherlands on what the Internet of things, transmedia, and mixed reality might mean for theatremakers and theatremaking. 

Art Forms in Flux
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Art Forms in Flux

An Artist’s Interpretation of State Park in “Rod”

2 May 2016

In this installment, Koy Suntichotinun discusses his process for creating a performance piece interpreting Aaron Weissman’s State Park, in which he incorporates social media.

Set and Media Design, Part 1
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Set and Media Design, Part 1

21 March 2016

In this installment, Daniel Fine discusses the relationship between the scenic designer and media designer, advocating direct collaboration earlier in the production process.

Watch and Share
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Watch and Share

Theatre in the Digital Age

14 March 2016

Playwright Lia Romeo discusses the innovative approaches two theatre companies have taken to incorporate technology into the audience experience of her play Connected.

Acting Out
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Acting Out

The Future of Theatre Majors

7 March 2016

Troy Lambert discusses potential career options for Theatre majors graduating from colleges and universities in the US.

Media Design and the Director
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Media Design and the Director

22 January 2016

In this installment, Dan Fine discusses his background in directing and offers suggestions for directors working with media designers.

Steel Hammer
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Steel Hammer

A Living Cubist Portrait of John Henry

1 December 2015

David Dudley reflects on Steel Hammer and the John Henry myth, at the Krannert Center in Urbana, Illinois.

Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule—Part 2
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Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule—Part 2

6 November 2015

In this seventh installment, Daniel Fine continues discussing workflow, highlighting key elements for media design in the production process.