The TimeWave Tipi Programme 2014-2015 gathers storytellers, creative media artists and technologists from different regions around the world to share stories on a pressing theme - water, energy and food - via a combination of transmedia hackathons, panels featuring scientists and artists, and live/online performances.
In November 2014, February 2015 and May 2015, transmedia hackathons will provide creative media artists with a vehicle to develop formats for multiple platforms - web, mobile devices and live performance, to name a few.
During the hackathons, TimeWave will create a "storywall" - a virtual lab - in which remote storytellers can stream in live via a telepresence platform. Envision an all-night campfire where artists from different locales can pop in virtually and tell stories. Chat and social media enable local and remote audiences to engage with the story as well as the narrator.
TimeWave will showcase the new work developed over the course of programme in a June 2015 festival. The event will be broadcast live over the Internet. Location and dates TBA.
The programme is produced by LoNyLa (London-NY-LA), a transatlantic initiative fueled by graduates of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama and a powerhouse Anglo-American team.
Why Tipi? The Native Americans of the Great Plains lived in tipis - cone-shaped tents made of animal skin or tree bark. Originally from the Lakota language, "tipi" translates as "they dwell." TimeWave is a home for creative experimentation with digital tools.