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Workshop: Emerging Technology for the Performing Arts

9:45 am to 4:00 pm, 25 July 2019

Theater stage

Artists, Technologists and Engineers come together to explore the application and development of emerging technology for the performing arts

Event Information

Open to

Invitation Only

Availability

Sold out

Organiser

Robert Thompson – Institute of Communications and Connected Systems
02076792175

Location

Bloomsbury Studio
Roberts Building - University College London
London
WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Description

The workshop will bring together a cross-section of artists, technicians, dance and theatre practitioners, and engineers. Together we will explore how new & emerging technologies can collaboratively innovate with creatives and artists to develop new dimensions for expression or technologies to be used in live performance and related art forms.

Objectives

The day is being curated in order to: 

  • Facilitate knowledge exchange and discussion between the different groups on the day, informing everyone's practice.
  • Identify opportunities for artists, technologists and academic engineers to collaborate in technology and artistic research or innovation for performance.
  • Identify potential ideas and partnerships for future funding proposals.

Agenda

09:45Arrival - Coffee and refreshments
10:15Introduction to: ICCS, UCL and performance lab. Outline aims of the day. – Rob Thompson
10:30

Introduction from attendees, / speed meeting

11:15Overview of the capabilities and expertise of UCL and ICCS, explaining how we see the potential applications to performing arts. – Rob Thompson & Laura Toni
11:30Choreography and technology through motion capture – Max Volpini
11:45Facilitated discussion & feedback – “How can emerging technology create greater engagement between the audience and the performance or artform
12:30Madison Square Garden Sphere - a venue for the future, – Hazel Marsh, MSG group
12:45Lunch & Discussion (Lunch will be provided)
13:45Hologauze – Demonstration of holographic projections using cutting edge hologauze material and technology. –  Hugo Stanbury, Holotronica
14:15

A personal perspective ag integrating artistic performance and technology Alex Whitley

14:30Motion capture for dance, an overview of academic work into the integration of motion capture and dance –  Andreas Aristidou, RISE and University of Cyprus, Cyprus
14:45Facilitated discussion & feedback – "What artistic desires are there to use emerging technology to augment performance and related artforms" 
15:30Closing discussion, potential next steps, and potential funding
15:45Coffee and discussion
16:15Close

This event is invite only, if you wish to attend please email robert.j.thompson@ucl.ac.uk.

Attendees

An attendee list will be circulated closer to the date.
Attendees are asked to supply registration details.

Partners

This event is being organised as part of UCL Cultures new Performance Lab Programme that supports artistic/academic partnerships and develops new live performances that are centred on research.