Vertical Détour: Conference-performance

Vertical Détour: Conference-performance

A theatre company founded by performer Frédéric Ferrer, Vertical Détour creates conference-performances – a hybrid genre that overlays the theatre and the conference room. I had the decided pleasure of speaking to Frédéric Ferrer about how he puts his shows together,...

Data Music

Matthew Burtner “Auksalaq” music Thanks to an excellent LASER talk last week, I’m feeling inspired by music. Musicians too, have been converting data into composition and performance. This is, of course, data performance, at least when it is performed live, and would...
Birdie

Birdie

Centre stage, a procession of 2000 tiny models of babies and animals looping across an expanse of green carpet. Stage left, a tech table with computers on it. On the upstage end of the table sits a person in a red hoody with their back to us. Stage right, another...
And we’re off!

And we’re off!

It’s my first week of working full time on data theatre, though “working” really isn’t the right word for indulging your obsessive interest in something downright fascinating. I still get that sneaky-guilty “this is not what I’m supposed to be doing” feeling...