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How digital technology is turning cities into theatres. Strong divisions between various transport modes – roads, rail, buses, ferries and so on – have dominated their planning and management for decades, both here in Australia and overseas.

How digital technology is turning cities into theatres

Budgets are often devised and allocated with these transport modes in mind. Whole organisational structures have been created to manage each mode’s infrastructure separately. But how people move around – to and from work, home, or for recreation – involves personal journeys. These are driven by the need to travel, by mobility, and not governed by the mode of travel. As a result, major Australian cities generally suffer from disjointed connections between modes of travel. Thankfully, transport planners have been thinking a lot more about mobility, as emerging and established technologies offer huge potential for change.

All change In New South Wales, Transport for NSW was created to better integrate the various transport agencies and modes. That has huge implications for infrastructure planning. S. Theatre and Technology - The Theatrefolk Blog. Don’t miss out on the downloadable exercise at the end of this article!

Theatre and Technology - The Theatrefolk Blog

Awhile back, The Guardian compiled five of “the best video talks on theatre” and I wanted to share them with you as well. The article asks the question: “How can the performing arts compete against technology?” I wonder if that’s the right question to ask. In fact, it seems pretty odd to me because “compete” is really the wrong word. Theatre competing against technology, who would win that fight? My bias may be with the elder statesman, except for the fact that I love the technological world we live in today.

About Unlimited Theatre. We are storytellers and we want to change the world (even a little bit) for the better.

About Unlimited Theatre

Unlimited is a company of artists and producers based in Leeds UK making and telling inspirational stories for live performance in public spaces – theatres, festivals, galleries, museums, the streets of your city, on the internet, in virtual and augmented realities and for broadcast. We specialise in collaborating with scientists and telling stories inspired by leading edge developments by researchers at the forefront of their fields. “Unlimited have been pioneers in combining theatre and science, fearlessly going where few other companies have gone before in exploring the metaphysical and everyday impact of scientific advances on our lives” The Guardian While much of our work with scientists is for an adult audience, we have a dedicated strand for children delivered through the Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA). “The Unlimited Space Agency is great.

Welcome to the shows. Core Artists… Welcome to the show. The Festival of Curiosity » Dublin's International Festival of Science, Art & Curious Technology. July 23 -26, 2015. Theatre Sandbox - making space for great ideas. Theatre Sandbox, a new opportunity for theatre artists, companies and collectives, is offering six £10,000 commissions to support the research and development of experimental pieces of performance which engage with Pervasive Media Technologies.What are we looking for?

Theatre Sandbox - making space for great ideas

Theatre Sandbox is for people who have already dabbled with digital technology and those who are completely new to it – it is a great opportunity to experiment, explore and take risks within a supported space. We are looking for great creative ideas and people who get excited about treading new ground and sharing their learning with others. What is Pervasive Media? Pervasive Media is any experience that uses sensors and mobile/wireless networks to deliver content (film, audio, music, images, a game…) that is sensitive to your situation – which could be where you are, how you feel, or who you are with. Digital Drama: The technology transforming theatre. "Vidiots, they sometimes call us," admits Timothy Bird.

Digital Drama: The technology transforming theatre

Some people in the theatre industry don't take kindly to the innovations that Mr Bird and his team at Knifedge are introducing to the stage. Innovations like a computer-generated avatar sword-fighting an actor live on stage in his most recent show Pippin, transporting the audience to the world of a computer game. Or the sight of a Seurat painting gradually coming to life on stage in Sunday in the Park with George, the show which cemented Knifedge's reputation with an Olivier award for Best Set Design in 2007. Impressive feats like these by Mr Bird and others like him have meant that in the last five years the role of "video designer" has become increasingly common in theatrical programme credits - a term hardly known a decade ago.

Culture shock: The best artistic stories that science has to tell. Thousands of years ago people made up stories to explain the world.

Culture shock: The best artistic stories that science has to tell

Myths describing the changing seasons often became dogma, morphing into religion. Fact, theory and story slid around one another, shaping an idea of what the world was, how it worked and what the meaning of life was. Natasha Tsakos: A multimedia theatrical adventure.

So good to see an individual so passionate about her craft. the depth she has created in her character is amazing. – shaunaobrien
Natasha seems so passionate in her art. It's great how she brings technology to art and really expands the theatre. It's fascinating how she uses the sounds and video as actors to work with. – katetunney
I thought that the way Natasha used technology in her performance piece was a good example of how different forms of performance and media can make you interpret the artform. She was able to establish a connection with the audience and the viewer and the experience was something that I had not seen before. – rorymoore
I think that the way Nathasa as an artist wants to express herself is outstanding. She created a magic experience for her audience by using technology. It is surpricing me as I wasn't a big fan of using technology in performance arts. She is not only uses it as support, but also as her partner on the stage. This 'partnership' gives a very positive results. Well done Natasha! – patryks
I enjoyed Natasha's use of anecdotes and how she related art, science and technology to eachother. Found it very interesting and wanted to find out more... – katieseville
I loved her energy and use of technology. It was very interesting to watch and she really kept my interest and the interest of the crowd. – melissahersee
I loved Natasha's cool, energetic style. Natasha's performance was as eloquent as her clear, insightful and interesting talk. – maresehickey
I love the way she interacts with the technology. I also find it really interesting that she used to be a street performer. – fayemiller
Quite interesting how she talked about the connection between art and science. Up wake looked pretty cool, and how it was mainly created through simple technology – helenaburns

Innovative Theatrical Experiences & Technology.

Natasha is able to use technology in a very powerful way, as even though she is a one woman show, she is able to connect with the audience and gives a very confident impression on stage. This is inspiring to us arts managers as we often have to make presentations and be on stage and this shows us an alternative way we can interact with technology on stage. – rorymoore
Natasha is an inspiration. She has achieved so much at such a young age and is involved in such a diverse area of the arts. Very interesting person – katieseville
Natasha is very multi-talented. I find it inspiring that she creates, directs, produces and performs in her shows and films. I also find it inspiring that Natasha also has a large selection of books. I have never heard of Natasha before but will look into her work now. – melissahersee
Natasha is multi-talented and very inspiring in a way that connects her to all generations.Marese – maresehickey

A new stage age: why theatres should embrace digital technology. Facing the future ... Unlimited's The Moon, the Moon, which invites online public participation.