metaLAB is partnering with the Mahindra Humanities Center to sponsor the Transmedia Arts Seminar, chaired by Magda Romanska and Hana Worthen. The seminar considers the intersection of contemporary art/theatre and new media technologies, taking up immersive, multisite, and networked modes of transmedia storytelling, performances instrumentalizing a range of live and digital platforms and formats, including social media, augmented and virtual reality, haptic and digital technology, visual and audio mapping, human/AI interaction, algorithms, and bodily and sensory enhancements.
For the 2020-21 academic year, all seminar meetings will take place as webinars on Zoom; for all details, see the schedule and registration links below.
Magda Romanska, Emerson College, Oct 9, 5 pm “Transmedia Dramaturgy of Pre- and Post-Pandemic Theatre”
Francesca Ferrando, NYU, October 23, 5 pm “Covid19, TransMedia and the Art of Posthuman Existence”
Joris Weijdom, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, November 19, 2020 at 5 pm “Embodiment and Presence in Designing Performative Mixed-Reality Experiences”
Agnieszka Jelewska & Michał Krawczak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, December 3, 2020, 5 pm “Spectral storytelling. Social Engagement Through Technology in Traumatized Environments.”
Krisztina Rosner, Meiji University, Japan, February 18, 2021, 5 pm “Technology and Transmedia Dramaturgy in Contemporary Japanese Performing Arts”
Lawrence Switzky, University of Toronto, March 23, 2021, 5 pm “’Playable Theatre’: On Gaming and Aesthetic Control”
Jen Parker-Starbuck, Royal Holloway, University of London, April 15, 2021, 5 pm “Animals in the Machine: Robotic Animal Agents”