TimeWave Tipi Programme 2014 - 2015
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 a festival of live/broadcast performances.
From October 2014 to January 2015, TimeWave will conduct an online, biweekly transmedia lab to introduce creative media artists to transmedia (storytelling) formats and technologies - virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and telepresence - that are revolutionizing storytelling.
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.
New work developed over the course of programme will be showcased in the June 2015 TimeWave festival. The event will be broadcast via 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.
See highlights of the June 2013 TimeWave festival - an international theatre & technology event which gathered 40 actors, 18 writers, 17 directors and multimedia artists and streamed in new work from London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Madrid and Montreal. Among our supporters were Disney Imagineering, Hathersage Capital Management, Arts Council England, Telestream and Vidyo.