Well, not quite ‘death’ but an indefinite hiatus. I’m powering down this blog for a few reasons, one of which is my desire to finish my PhD. I’ve tried for the last year and a half to do PhD writing and work and this blog, but found the mindsets are somewhat incompatable. I’ve decided therefore … Read moreDeath of a Blog, Birth of a Podcast
That got your attention. Playwright and screenwriter Jason Grote’s new play, 1001, is set to premiere in New York on October 22nd. Jason has done what not many playwrights have done (that I know of — tell me if not!) and created a fictional newspaper for the play, with links to a diegetic blog and … Read moreTheatre ARG?: 1001
There is a new wave of cinema experiences emerging that points to the revival of the cinema event. Contrasting interactive film (which can be experienced by one person and the interaction is limited to a DVD or remote input), these cinema events require audiences to participate in some way in an event environment. Kinoautomat (movie vending-machine), 1967… … Read more"Interactive Cinema Performances"
Last Sunday I presented at the Revelations Film Festival in Perth on Second Life art in the panel: ‘Second Life & Beyond: Virtual Communities and Making Media in a Digital World’. During that presentation I mentioned a dance film, Thursday’s Fictions, that will be broadcast on the ABC this Sunday @ 3pm, which will be followed by … Read moreThursday's Fictions: Theatre, Book, TV and Second Life
Lance Weiler, the director of the film The Last Broadcast (which has been described as the “original Blair Witch Project”) released another film last september: Head Trauma. What is interesting about the project is the STACK OF GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE with the film!! Firstly, he or the film has a presence … Read moreWow! DIY Cinema, theatre, gaming, mobile, mashups, comics, blog, podcasts…
I wrote about an installation launch with a performance in the virtual world Second Life in the latest issue of SlateNight. Border Art is now online, as well as a couple of interesting articles on the philosophy of the avatar and an inworld Shakespeare performance in development. Check out SlateNight.
A heads up from Mysdirection informs me of this wonderful prank performance created by the Improv Everywhere team. Their latest mission was to have a team member act lost at the Yankee stadium during a game. He kept appearing but just couldn’t hear his mates yelling and waving at him. This continued for a while until … Read moreWhere's Rob?