Performing Technology: Symposium on Digital Media, Stage and Performative Applications
February 28, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
DramaTech Theater

On February 28th, Performing Technology: Symposium on Digital Media, Stage and Performative Applications was presented in the DramaTech Theater. The symposium was organized by Digital Media PhD student Rebecca Rouse and Artistic Director of DramaTech Melissa Foulger. Several Digital Media faculty members also participated in this symposium, including program director and director of synlab Ali Mazalek. In addition, Brian Magerko, director of the Adaptive Digital Media (ADAM) Lab presented a talk entitled “Creativity, Cognition, and Computation,” focusing on the relationship between the practice of programming and creative expression within the context of performance. Michael Nitsche, director of the Digital World and Image Group (DWIG), gave a talk entitled “What We Talk about When We Talk About Action.”

Funded by Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, The School of Literature, Media and Communication, The GVU Center, DramaTech, and The Ferst Center for the Arts.

Recent Submissions

  • Listen Like a Human, Play Like a Machine 

    Weinberg, Gil (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    We will present a number of musical instruments and robotic musicians which were designed to enrich musical performance through novel collaborations between humans and machines. We believe that instruments and robots that ...
  • Robotic Theatre 

    Zucker Saltz, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    Over the past fifteen years, researchers from diverse fields including engineering, computer science, psychology, and theatre have been exploring ways to push the limits of robots' expressiveness and endow robots with more ...
  • Performing Technology: Welcome & Introduction 

    Foulger, Melissa; Rouse, Rebecca; Royster, Jacqueline J.; Bobick, Aaron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
  • Creativity, Cognition, and Computation 

    Magerko, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    This talk will focus on the relationship between the practice of programming and creative expression within the context of performance. It will borrow from the canonical domains of improvisational theatre, pretend play, ...
  • Performing Objects: Tangible Interaction & the Construction of Meaning 

    Mazalek, Ali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    What lies at the intersection of the emerging area of tangible and embodied interaction and the far more established realm of performance arts? What role does movement play in our interactions with computational media? And ...
  • {Digit}al {Manu}facturing... or... The D.A.M. Paradigm: Digitally Augmented Making 

    Al-Haddad, Tristan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    Professor Al-Haddad will discuss his research and creative practice via contemporary modes of digitally enabled production blended with conventional anthropomorphic modes of making. The talk will be organized around a ...
  • What we talk about when we talk about action 

    Nitsche, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02-28)
    We understand interactions largely as communicative acts with a different system - like a computer. But in performance, an action is much more constitutive. It not only communicates but also creates a new thing. Using some ...