BLOGOLOGUES - Featured Presentation
Much has been said about the influence of tech on… well, most everything, except live theater. For some reason, the conversation has been limited in the realm of traditional theater. Two of the featured Presenters at the upcoming ArtsTech UnConference will be Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula of Lively Productions, leading a discussion on why social media and tech is relevant to theater, and how it’s changing storytelling.
Blogologues has used technology to shape their creative approach to storytelling by using the material online that people are already sharing – there are literally millions of new stories out there, and being told in new ways (140 characters, Storify threads, Pinterest montages, etc.). Come explore how performers can use the human traits of online ephemera, structure it into scenes and characters, and generally incorporate tech into live performances.
This session will include a Q&A and a performance by the Blogologues – it’s a call to action about how live theater can embrace tech more wholeheartedly — through encouraging live tweeting of shows (rather than the pre-performance imperative to turn off your cell phone), Google Hangout talk backs, and taking the leap to reclaim online jargon and more.
We are so excited to participate in this event on the 27th! :)