But a walking shadow: designing, performing and learning on the virtual stage

Kuksa, I ORCID: 0000-0001-5398-8516 and Childs, M, 2010. But a walking shadow: designing, performing and learning on the virtual stage. Learning Media and Technology, 35 (3), pp. 275-291. ISSN 1743-9884

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Abstract

Representing elements of reality within a medium, or taking aspects from one medium and placing them in another is an act of remediation. The process of this act, however, is largely taken for granted. Despite the fact that available information enables a qualitative assessment of the history of multimedia and their influences on different fields of knowledge, there are still some areas that require more focused research attention. For example, the relationship between media evolution and new developments in scenographic practice is currently under investigation. This article explores the issue of immediacy as a condition of modern theatre in the context of digital reality. It discusses the opportunities and challenges that recent technologies present to contemporary practitioners and theatre design educators, creating a lot of scope to break with conventions. Here, we present two case studies that look into technology-mediated learning about scenography through the employment of novel computer visualization techniques. The first case study is concerned with new ways of researching and learning about theatre through creative exploration of design artefacts. The second case study investigates the role of the Immersive Virtual World Second Life™ (SL) in effective teaching of scenography, and in creating and experiencing theatrical performances.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Learning Media and Technology
Creators: Kuksa, I. and Childs, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2010
Volume: 35
Number: 3
ISSN: 1743-9884
Identifiers:
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10.1080/17439884.2010.509352DOI
Rights: © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:44
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20062

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