CH3: Questions

Today can we imagine a digital experience without a screen and with no pictures?

Is the notion of narration relevant to think about the expression of virtual media? Shall we make the history of visual media in continuity or in rupture of the history of cinema?

Why am I felling an emptiness on the stage each time I see digital art? Why, if we imagine a piece only played by technologic machine, that will seems so cold? Does theater become a « dead art » if there is not anymore something alive on the stage?

the theorists of the theater have often invented new terms, new currents to designate a new theater, as at a time with the post-drama theater : are these new forms of theater also to find a new name ? Virtual theater ? Interracial Theater ? Theater video game ? Computer Theater ? Technological theater ? Is we in a new era of theater ? Do we have enough perspective to analyze this ? Can we still do today theater without technology ?…

When Janet Murray talks about the encyclopedic aspect of digital narratives, I wondered if you know some examples of websites that develop some sort of narrative by giving the chance to the visitor to travel in a digital space figured by pictures or videos that we would switch via hypertext. A bit like a point and click game. Janet Murray gives examples of web series but not really of some sort of huge digital space where visitors could wander.

You mentioned today that you found yourself more satisfied with more recent “low-tech” installations than with previous, more sophisticated, ways of working. My question would be : why do you think that is?

Where begin the theatrical performance and where begin the interactive game? What are the limits? Which rules define one then the other one?


One Reply to “CH3: Questions”

  1. If we understand that digital experience is based on interaction between the body and devices that creates/simulate possibilities of perceptions for this same body (or a collective of bodies), then a digital experience may include other ways of perceiving the body in interacting that not only through the visual stimulus, but also through the touch, texture, smell, taste (skin, nose, mouth). So, this expand the range of pathways of interactions and hence the “quality” of interaction as it relates to encompassing the whole body in the system, even creating different possibilities of interaction and new combinations of stimulus, yet unknown.

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