College of Arts and Science
(cross-leveled with THEATR 7280). This course introduces students to the history and practice of the combination of live actors and digital media within the context of theatre and performance. Students learn about developments in the history of this topic as well as significant individuals, groups of artists, and theorists who have contributed to the field. Theories of performance are utilized as a way to understand subjects such as the development of computers and the Internet, the impact of technology and social media on society, virtual reality, telematics, robotics, and video games. Students create their own performances that combine live performances with digital media elements, and learn basic approaches to using computer software that is employed in creating these types of performances.