Tag Archives: transmedia

Connected Theatre for Box Set Viewers

I just wrote a blog article which has just been published over at Create Hub, the news site which covers the use of technology in the art, creative and cultural industries.

Online audiences like to control their experiences. They enjoy short spurts of play and lots of interaction. So, how do you bring the experiences of watching and listening to cultural performances to the online world?

Annette_Mees_surgery@UPstream-53_photo-Alex_Harvey-BrownIn July 2014, I joined forces with Richard Kingdom of greenhouse to create the UPstream seed fund to explore this further.

Catching the same wave that saw the Nesta funded pilot of NT Live in 2010, I shaped an idea to develop an agile, creative project which recasts arts organisations as multi-platform cultural broadcasters.
This programme focuses on live streaming video to not only reach new audiences but to explore new possibilities for performance that makes use of the real time, interactive nature of the internet.

Read more on Create Hub

Gene Pool#68: Beyond The Stage/James Morris

Shakespeare's head superimposed upon character from Halo gameFormer PC Pro editor, journalist, video producer and Head of Web Media at Ravensbourne, Dr James Morris presents on the collaborative project between CISCO, RSC and Ravensbourne to create an experience which merges interactive video, education and a live online audience experience.

The “I, Cinna” project saw The Royal Shakespeare Company, Cisco, educational network provider Ja.net, and the London Olympic Committee collaborate on a radical project that brings together multiple disciplines in an innovative way. Based around the play I, Cinna (The Poet), written by Tim Crouch, the project aimed to rewrite the way Shakespeare is taught in secondary schools. This was shot as a film, which was streamed to thousands of secondary school children around the UK on 2nd July 2012.

Dr Morris discussed how this project illustrates a trend to much more interactive media. I, Cinna (The Poet) is a classic example of “transmedia”, bringing together theatre, filmmaking, TV production, website design, social media and user-generated content into one cultural artefact. The trend is increasingly in this direction, and this huge project is only a first step towards media which routinely crosses boundaries, providing greater engagement both in education and in the wider landscape of digital culture. Dr Morris looks at where this trend is heading.

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www.tzero.co.uk
www.icinna.org.uk
www.allisnotlo.st (HTML 5 demo)
www.thewildernessdowntown.com (HTML 5 demo)
SHPLive.tv

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Gene Pool#67: Beyond The Stage/John Darvell

Note cards on wall for planning performanceIs everyone who they say they are on the internet ? Dare You Watch employed viral and transmedia techniques to engage an audience with a live streamed performance. What impact could this cause in an area where ticketed seating is the traditional model of staging? John Darvell, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Nocturn Dance speaks at the Beyond The Stage conference, outlining his experiment with online narrative, responsive performance and stage direction with PostIt notes!

Held as part of part of SHPLive, the Arts Council England funded live stream programme based at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire, the Beyond The Stage conference highlighted creative approaches to developing new work for live streaming to an online audience.

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