Fall break is over, and the semester rolls on at Amherst College. We've got two events coming up in the next week, both relating to the field of cyber-performance.
On FRIDAY, October 12, Amherst will host a live node for the CyPosium — an international online symposium on cyberperformance. You can see the schedule at the link above. The symposium starts at 10 AM with a presentation called "Cyberformance? Digital or Networked Performance? Cybertheaters? Or Virtual Theatres? … or all of the above?" and continues with three blocks of discussion. Starting at 5 PM, you can come to Studio 1 in Webster to watch the last block, which features two of our Copeland Fellows, Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham, members of the group Active Layers. There will be two other presentations to see as well, and an epilogue concluding the whole symposium will follow. Please stop by for one or all of the talks! You can read more about the schedule at the facebook event page.
And on MONDAY, October 15, at 4:30 in Frost Library, Suzon will give an informal presentation on Waterwheel, a collaborative online venue for streaming, mixing media, and sharing ideas about water, as a topic or metaphor — at water-wheel.net. It is currently active and available for use by students, artists & activists, so check it out!
Waterwheel investigates and celebrates this constant yet volatile global resource, fundamental element, environmental issue, political dilemma, universal theme and symbol of life. It encourages you to explore and discover, share and collaborate, contribute and participate.
Waterwheel calls on everyone—performers and artists, scientists and environmentalists, students and academics, you and me, anyone and anywhere—to test the water, dive in, make a splash and start a wave. It provides a platform and forum for experience and exchange, expression and experimentation.
Waterwheel draws together different people, practices, places, media and modes of expression. There are no borders or boundaries. Waterwheel flows along its natural course.
Suzon will give a virtual tour of Waterwheel and answer questions from the audience. Come if you are interested in learning about a new tool for sharing and creating work online.