The BMO Lab in Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies, and AI and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies invite you to “Interpolations,” a new academic symposium devoted to the interfaces between computational media and the performing arts. Over a dozen major scholars of digital performance, virtual reality theatre, live media art, computational dance, and more will gather in Toronto to share their work, provoke conversation, and set out new directions for scholarship in an area that increasingly envelops all contemporary stage (and cultural) practices. These conversations and debates will culminate in a keynote address from renowned theatre artist Annie Dorsen and philanthropic leader Sam Gill: “The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Commodification.”
A brief schedule of the day’s events:
10:00 – Virtual Sensoria, w/ Elizabeth Hunter, Elise Morrison, Jessica Rajko, and Laura Levin
12:00 – BMO Lab Demonstration
1:00 – AI as Theatre, w/ Miriam Felton-Dansky, Christopher Grobe, and Lindsay Brandon Hunter
3:00 – Still Exhausted: TDR Launch Panel, w/ Catie Cuan, Douglas Eacho, and Sydney Skybetter
4:00 – The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Commodification
Address: Annie Dorsen and Sam Gill
Responses: Jacob Gallagher-Ross and Sarah Bay-Cheng
Lunch will be served for those who register for the full day’s events. The keynote will be followed by a brief reception.
RSVP to Interpolations here.
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Sponsored by the BMO Lab in Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies, and AI