10
Mar
2010

igloo Seminar - Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martinelli

Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martinelli discuss their work at igloo.

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8
Mar
2010

Digital Dance Partners: Fusing Performance, Technology, Academy Industry- Sita Popat & Scott Palmer

Sita Popat is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, developing her interests in dance performance and choreography in a variety of digital and new media contexts. She has choreographed on dancers, robots and digital sprites, and is fascinated by the interrelationships between performers, operators and computers. She is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.

Scott Palmer is also a lecturer at the University of Leeds and his research focuses on scenography, lighting design and the interaction between technology and performance. Scott has written several books on Stage Management, Lighting and Sound including his current work A Lighting Reader for the Palgrave Macmillan Theatre Practices series.

In this talk they discuss their exploration into the interactivity between dancers, computers and operators, bringing together the fields of dance, scenography and digital art. They also discuss the impact they have made beyond the academy by working with industry collaborators.

21
Apr
2009

Community, Culture & Commerce: The Creative Arts and Corporate Social Responsibility- Jock McQueenie

Jock McQueenie has a background in visual arts, and has taken his creative background into cross-sector projects, fulfilling social, cultural and artistic outcomes in remote and artistically intriguing locations. He is currently working with the Queensland Writers Centre on a project in three regional centres, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Mount Isa, working with environmental education centres, the mining industry and tourism agencies.

His work is about utilising professional creativity to reach corporate funding outcomes, without sacrificing the integrity of the creative art. Here he talks about his 'Community, Culture, Commerce' model relating arts practice and corporate social responsibility and how this applies in today's creative industries.

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20
Apr
2009

Art & Technology: The Future of Interactivity - Johannes Birringer

Johannes Birringer is a German-born performance and media choreographer. He currently resides in Houston (Texas) and London, where he has been working in theatre, dance, performance art and multimedia collaborations. Johannes Birringer is artistic director of AlienNation Co., a Houston-based multimedia ensemble that has collaborated on various site-specific and cross-cultural performance and installation projects since 1993.

After directing international workshops on dance and technology in England, Germany, and the US., he was appointed head of the new dance and technology program at The Ohio State University (1999-2003). Since then, Johannes Birringer has worked as curator, conference organiser workshop director and consultant. He has published and edited several journals and his books include Theatre, Theory, Postmodernism (1991), Media and Performance: along the border (1998); Performance on the Edge: Transformations of Culture (2000 and 2005), and Performance, Technology, and Science (forthcoming, 2008).

In 2005 he co-edited Tanz im Kopf/Dance and Cognition, an anthology of new research in dance and science; he is now writing, with Angeles Romero, a critical manual on video and theatre, and a new book on interactive dreaming. He is currently director of the DAP-Lab and Acting Director of the newly created Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel University, where he is a lecturer.


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