The event - entitled All The World's A Screen - will present performance, Shakespeare and technology specialists discussing the impact of the pandemic on the performing arts, reflecting on how to create effective online theatre. How is it possible to convey tragedy, comedy and magic through code, 3D modelling, live audio-video streams and interactive systems? How can performers rehearse and interact together in shared online space? And have online theatre audiences learnt to suspend disbelief in new ways?
All The World's A Screen will be moderated by Paul Sermon, Professor of Visual Communication at the University of Brighton, along with Satinder Gill, Research Affiliate in the Centre for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge. The event is a collaboration between Telematic LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), which Paul Sermon runs in University of Brighton's Centre for Digital Media Cultures, along with Randall Packer from the Third Space Network in Washington DC.