Fall 2013 ME288/TAPS130 – ReDesigning Theater: Live and Digital Performance
In this class, students examine the use of digital technology in collaboration with live performance. They learn to employ the design thinking process as well as improv and theatrical techniques to create user-centric, interactive experiences where technology enables the audience to become part of and/or influence the outcome of the story or its presentation. Students are divided into small groups for prototypes that will investigate and experiment with formats that blur the lines between live and digital, performer and audience, and physical and virtual platforms.
The class is currently in progress and producing a number of exciting prototypes, the results of which are coming soon. Below are the two prototype assignments that students have received: