The liveness of live events, and how we might design for that
This talk will draw a line through Toby’s practice and research to argue for an interactional account of liveness, and where that might lead as we figure out new relationships between the digital and face-to-face; it’ll have to be a remote talk, after all. Topics will include why I really should have just read my email on stage, instrumenting auditoriums, teaching a humanoid robot stagecraft, visualising performer–audience dynamics, and why the HCI and privacy considerations of data-backed immersive theatre might be the crucible for our near future every day.
I’m interested in the MRL’s take on any or all of these topics, and am open to collaboration. More on my website at http://tobyz.net
Toby’s practice spans art, design and engineering, “fascinated by the liveness of live events, and how we can design for that” (http://tobyz.net). He performs worldwide as part of the renown audio-visual collective D-Fuse (http://dfuse.com). He develops and sells hardware, software and design services for events (http://sparklive.net). His practice led to a PhD on liveness and performer–audience–audience interaction. He’s currently focussed on live data.
…and happily, the talk was super-well received. quite the relief, as it’s a storied lab (e.g. long-time blast theory collaborators) with an embarassment of ‘best of CHI’ papers.