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Postdramatic Theatre, Digital Storytelling, and the (Re)Animation of Memory

Postdramatic Theatre, Digital Storytelling, and the (Re)Animation of Memory
214 College St., 3rd floor seminar room
Time: Sep 18th, 1:30 pm End: Sep 18th, 3:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Urban, Science/Technology, Information, Faculty of, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Cinema, 2000-
Tuesday Colloquium featuring Natalie Mathieson and Siobhan O'Flynn

The Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies is pleased to present:


Natalie Mathieson and Siobhan O'Flynn

Postdramatic Theatre, Digital Storytelling, and the (Re)Animation of Memory

Natalie Mathieson
is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies and is enrolled in the collaborative program at the Centre for Jewish Studies. A recipient of a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Natalie is writing her dissertation on the performance motif in Holocaust representation. Natalie is a child and youth worker at the YWCA Toronto Women’s Shelter, and is cofounder of Ars Mechanica, an experimental theatre company based in Toronto.

Siobhan O’Flynn’s research and teaching (with the Department of English and Drama at UTM) focuses on how artistic works and practices across media engage with political, social, and cultural concerns. Her academic research and artistic practice examine: the function, design, and experience of narrative in interactive environments; foresighting emergent trends in digital storytelling and entertainment in a Web 2.0/3.0 world; and the social benefit of interactive art for urban planning, and social and cultural capital in the context of arts festivals such as Toronto’s Luminato and Nuit Blanche.  She is currently the primary investigator on a research project, Nuit Blanche and Transformational Publics, funded by the SSHRC Insight Development Grant, with collaborator, Faisal Anwar, with whom she has cofounded +citydesign. This project is investigating the interdynamics of content exchanged via the social web during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 and a mobilized public’s actions and experience in Toronto’s altered urban landscape during the event. To date, +citydesign has developed and launched a data visualization app for iPhone and iPad, and an archival and analytical tool for investigating large data sets of social media content.

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