Contributors Lucy Mattout and Jenny Wallisch discuss ways in which VR is being integrated into theperforming arts industry. They explore the challenges and benefits of using VR, and how it can affect the audience’s perception of the live experience.
Ann Markusen, the Director of the Arts Economy Initiative and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, sits down with AMT Lab contributor Katie Grennan to talk about her work on creative placemaking, and how it is informed by technology.
Karen Kornblum Berntsen is a professional designer and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She has taught classes in interaction design, typography and the visual display of complex information. She has received numerous national and international design awards for her work, some of which was included in the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Recently, AMT-Lab Contributor Kate Martin caught up with Berntsen to talk about how technology informs her work.
Recently AMT Lab Contributor Stewart Urist sat down to talk with Lynne Conner, a professor at Colby College and author of the book Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era. What followed was a rousing conversation about her book as well as the idea of meaningful audience engagement and how arts organizations are--and are not--doing this correctly.
In the final part of her interview Digital Producer Sarah Ellis of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) expands upon the technical aspects of ‘Midsummers Night’s Dreaming’ and the complexities surrounding artist rights in the social media realm. Together with Google, the RSC expanded the theatre experience into social media, prompting narration, content creation, and collaboration among audience members and the story’s characters.
In the second part of her interview, Sarah Ellis, the Digital Producer of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), expands upon the intricacies of introducing both audiences and actors into the world of a digital play. ‘Midsummer’s Nights Dreaming’ was an innovative digital experiment which explored storytelling and audience engagement online using social media.
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