Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Virtual Venues Symposium & Z-Lab at UC Berkeley

Artistic Director and long time Z-Lab collaborator, John Crawford, has organized a symposium titled Virtual Venues: Exploring Materiality and Gesture. Z-Lab at UC Berkeley and the Embodied Media and Technology Lab at UC Irvine will have a direct real-time interaction on November 9th and 10th.   The event will focus on  a new research model within the University of California system. Join us for two days of exchange, research, and creative work.


Friday, November 9th
On the Berkeley Campus: All events take place in Z-Lab (Zellerbach Room 170)
5:30pm            Reception - Appetizers 
5:30-6:00pm   Interactive Demonstration Between UC Irvine and UC Berkeley 
6:00-6:45pm   Four Bi-Located Performances between UC Irvine and UC Berkeley
6:45-7:15pm   Talk by Jaime del Val (Media artist) from Madrid
7:15-8:00pm   UC Irvine Streaming Performances in Real Time to UC Berkeley
8:00-9:00pm   Roundtable Discussion and Responses

Saturday, November 10th
On the Berkeley Campus: All events take place in Z-Lab (Zellerbach Room 170)
11:00am          Installation by Inter-media artist Renee Rhodes (Bay Area)
12-1:30pm      Talks and Showing of Work by Participants - Brown Bag Lunch
1:30-2:00pm   Open Work Session
2:00-3:00pm   Local Performances at UC Irvine Streamed to UC Berkeley

Website: http://embodied.uci.edu/virtual-venues
* Please visit our Virtual Venues Page for more information.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Video of Interactive Workshop & Information Session Day at UC Berkeley

Spring 2012 Z-Lab Undergraduate Research Apprentice, Rosa Navarrete, made a video of our Information Session on May 1, 2012. It demonstrates Lisa Wymore's work with the Dance Department at UC Irvine--John Crawford's dance and technology program. It is simultaneous video streaming. The process is ongoing in order to calibrate and optimize both Berkeley and Irvine's internet network.   Z-Lab is hosting a multi-site symposium this November 9-10 called Virtual Venues: Exploring Materiality and Gesture Within Live Streaming Events. More information coming soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone who made it to our Interactive Workshop and Information Session on Dance/Performance and Technology in the Z-lab today! We had so much fun connecting with UC Irvine and speaking about our upcoming projects and plans! Check out our photos and videos!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I had a great two days at UC Irvine, part of the Virtual Venues project. It was nice to see the fantastic new Contemporary Arts Center which has the highly adaptable black box space called the Experimental Performance Media Lab, along with a Meyer Sound design studio, a Performance Capture studio, a costume design studio, offices, meeting spaces, and more! It is a truly inspiring place. I look forward to working with the UC Irvine Dance Department, as a continuation of the Virtual Venues project next fall.
Here is a link to more info: School of the Arts Facilities

We will be co-hosting a symposium on November 9th and 10th, 2012 in the Z-Lab and the Experimental Performance Media Lab.

Look for information very soon.
Lisa Wymore
Director of the Z-Lab UC Berkeley
Interactive Workshop and Information Session: Dance/Performance & Technology

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Zellerbach Hall, Room Z170 (Z-Lab UC Berkeley)

Join Lisa Wymore and undergraduate research assistants for an interactive workshop and information session.

Be part of our lab experience: 
  • Play with our cameras
  • Direct dancers during movement exploration
  • Dance with UC Irvine students through telepresence
  • Get information about upcoming performance projects for Fall

We're looking for our next research assistants for Fall 2012. If you like technology, if you love to dance please join us to watch how the process unfolds. 

More information: lisawymore@berkeley.edu

Check out our new, informative video about Z-lab at UC Berkeley!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Virtual Venues Conference at UC Irvine

Lisa Wymore visits UC Irvine for Virtual Venues conference on April 16th through 17th. Lisa will teach a class on Screen Dance and lead an improvisation workshop on working with interactive technology. There will also be a meeting with her collaborators to discuss building a UC-wide network and future bi-located performances.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Z-Lab is Interviewed by Townsend Center for the Humanities

On March 6th 2012, Lisa Wymore was interviewed by Townsend Center for the Humanities and hosted a bi-located performance with UC Irvine. UC Berkeley students Jayde Inspektor and Rosa Navarrete engaged in the exchange. The project is a continuation of creative exchange and network improvements between the two labs at UCI and UCB. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

World Opera Project

Check out Niels Windfeld Lund's World Opera Project. Here is a great video describing bi-located opera performance!

The World Opera Project (Tromsø) Dec 2011 PREVIEW new version from CREATIVE OFFICE WORK on Vimeo.