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 a transmedia lab, transmedia hackathons, panels featuring scientists and artists, and culminating festival of live/online performances.
From October 2014 to January 2015, TimeWave will conduct an online, biweekly transmedia lab to introduce traditional artists and creative media artists to transmedia storytelling formats and various technologies - virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and telepresence - that are revolutionizing storytelling.
We aim to prepare artists for intense two-day hackathons instead of throwing them into an alien situation with technologists blind.
In February 2015, March 2015 and April 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. We hope to seed the hackathons from projects birthed in the lab.
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. Hackathon/festival 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.