Salon Series Talk #2 – March 3 @ 5:30pm

Join us at the Critical Media Lab (44 Gaukel Street in Kitchener) on Thursday March 28th at 5:30pm.

This will be the second installment of the Salon Series this term and is entitled “Designing”.  This talk will feature two presentations – one from Professor Andrew Houston, and another from Gian Mancuso.

Find abstracts for the presentations below: _________________________________________________________________________

COLLABORATING WITH AUDIENCES: A CONSIDERATION OF THE CHALLENGES – PHYSICAL, SENSUAL, ETHICAL, AND PERCEPTUAL – POSED TO AUDIENCES BY SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN

Andy Houston, University of Waterloo

Site-specific performance demands a lot of an audience, and in so doing it revitalizes theatre. Using examples of performances I have created with Knowhere Productions (www.knowhereproductions.ca) in Saskatchewan, this presentation will offer a perspective on how site-specific practices of animation and design challenge a spectator’s perception and understanding of a work, and in so doing ignite certain qualities of theatre as a communal, cultural practice that have long been dormant on the medium’s more conventional stages.

EXPERIENCE DESIGN: THE APPLICATION OF EVERYTHING YOU’VE LEARNED IN THE HUMANITIES TO THE REAL WORLD, OR WHY HUMANISTS MAKE THE BEST DESIGNERS

Gian Mancuso

Learn useful “Experience Design” practices and methodologies from a professional designer, and come to appreciate just how valuable an education in the Humanities is to the design of technology that betters the human condition.

Salon Talk Two Poster