Digital Shift

"We can't keep the 21st century outside the theater much longer." (Scott Walters).

The digital revolution is a fait accompli. Like a soluble medicine, it has dispersed into today's reality and changed it beyond recognition. It affects our creative practices and production, as well as our communication and our audiences' habits.   

How can we approach the generation of the digital age? Does technology stifle creativity or, on the contrary, open doors for imagination? 

We hope this debate will empower the performing arts community - with ideas, skills and courage - to take advantage of the potential gains and pay attention to the possible risks the digital age gives rise to.

Elena DI FEDERICO
The live performance sector - that is still today the main source of employment for performers throughout the world - is a very dynamic one. It has existed for centuries and has always been able to adapt. The pressures it is now confronted with are largely driven by the crisis-ridden global economic context and the expansion of IT and its related new technologies. This document reveals the numerous challenges that need to be overcome. This report presents the results of a survey conducted by tFIA (International Federation of Actors) in summer 2014. It is based on an online questionnaire that...
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Paul Steele from First Art shares his ten top tips for live streaming an arts event
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How can such a vivid art form, that means so much to the people who actually get to see it, also be so limited in its reach; so incapable of causing even the smallest cultural ripple?
Victor Mayot
Transmedia storytelling is about building a narrative world through multiple channels: social media, gaming, film, novel, mobile app and some aspects of real live. Transdisciplinary storytelling deals in this session with the approach of pioneers working together with different fields of expertise’s. The experiments shown create an alternative reality for and with the audience, allowing the participant to interact with a story and even change the storyline. Strong emotional connection and truly immersive experience – what does that mean for theatre, television, the arts and the audience?...
Emma Wilson
"The creative industries are a UK strength. Employment in them is growing rapidly and their employment share of the national workforce is among the highest in Europe. Creative jobs are less likely to be automated and hence should provide more sustainable employment in future. The sector is also likely to become more technologically sophisticated in future. It is therefore important to understand activities at the intersection of art and tech to inform thinking in this area. "
Julie Burgheim
Article d'ANNICK BUREAUD, spécialiste du Bio Art, dans le prochain MCD : " La France ne dispose pas, ou pas encore, d’un lieu emblématique arts-sciences, mais, comme partout, les initiatives fleurissent : du soutien à la création, à la monstration, en passant par la formation et la recherche, durables ou éphémères, portées par des institutions de taille et de nature diverses, initiées par toutes sortes de gens (artistes, scientifiques, acteurs culturels), parfois relabellisant simplement du bon vieil art numérique ou flirtant avec l’ingénierie. En bref, l’art-science devient tendance. Je...
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Creators and cultural locations have to rely on digital technology, not vice versa. After sketching the changing profile of an e-consumer in 2014, this study modifies the image of a new generation of cultural and creative entrepreneurs by first discussing the challenges of value-sharing from a new angle.
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Opening Keynote Speech of IETM Amsterdam by Sally Jane Norman. Performing arts allow us to creatively challenge digitally remediated experience, and to collectively reflect on and explore its prolific scales, materials, and modes of existence. Through celebrations of diversity and idiosyncracy, live performance helps us counter the normative pressures of digitisation. My keynote looks at how theatre - Artaud's crucible - is a uniquely powerful means for mobilising the poetic energies that characterise what is human, and what it is to be human. This in turn is seen as a source of vital...
Julie Burgheim
Conference "Theatre and Net" (May 2014) by Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Julie Burgheim
Cet article de Benjamin Hoguet cite notamment une création de la compagnie anglaise Blast Theory, KAREN, évoquée dans le mapping Le spectacle vivant à l'ère du numérique : un tour d'horizon.

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