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Techno-Futures Symposium @ UMD



Event Announcement:

Techno-Futures: Collaborations in Performance, Technology, and Creative Scholarship

March 7-9, 2024

University of Maryland (in person and online)  

 

A weekend of events investigating new horizons in the application of technology in performance through the work of Asian diasporic artists, scholars and artists who study or create work in East Asia, and UMD graduate students who research the intersections of performance and technology. Co-organized by Jyana Browne (UMD), Tarryn Chun (University of Notre Dame), and Van Tran Nguyen (UMD). 


“Techno-Futures” features a film festival showcasing works by Asian diasporic artists, graduate student research and creative works, and an international symposium, artists talks, and an artist roundtable. The symposium, “Technology in Contemporary East Asian Performance,”  focuses on critical studies of recent works of theater and performance from Japan, South Korea, the PRC, and Taiwan that employ technologies such as virtual and extended reality, online platforms, vocaloids, holograms, and drones. Keynote addresses by Rossella Ferrari (University of Vienna) and Suk-Young Kim (UCLA). The artist talks and an artist roundtable offer a view of technology and performance from the perspective of working artists. All events open to the public and symposium proceedings live streamed via Zoom. 


Advance registration required. Please visit https://tdps.umd.edu/techno-futures for more information, schedule, and registration. 


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