New Technologies for Performance Art Part 2:
Workshop: Hands-on Technical Training and Project Development

                                                                                              with Francesca Albrezzi

Course Description

This course, which follows a workshop format, focuses on acquiring hands-on experience with technical tools that produce Extended Reality (XR) experiences. Students learn how to use and build virtual reality works and environments with web-based platforms such as Artsteps, Mozilla Hubs, or Spoke. Students also have the opportunity to learn basic coding with A-Frame in order to produce interactice WebVR.

This course is geared towards students seeking to deepen their knowledge of VR technology - either as acquired independently or through New Technologies for Performance Art Part 1 - through practical training in the use of a variety of immersive technologies available to the cultural sector. In addition, it provides students with the opportunity to develop individual artistic, curatorial, or scholarly projects and proposals under expert guidance and in exchange with fellow participants. 
While the course deepens aspects of the course New Technologies Part 1, attendance of Part 1 is not required. 

Syllabus

 

About Francesca Albrezzi


 
Albrezzi is an art historian, curator, and digital humanist. She completed her PhD in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), She also holds a Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate through UCLA's Digital Humanities Program. Her research interrogates modes of publishing, display, and information capture in museums and archives that illustrate a break from “traditional” models, and argues that digital modalities provide a distinctly different paradigm for epistemologies of art and culture that produce greater contextualized understandings. Specifically, she is interested in spectrums of immersive experience within GLAM organizations as offered by technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 photo and video capture.
For over a decade, she has worked with museums including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.), the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris, France), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, California). Francesca has garnered significant experience in developing and teaching digital tools for art historical practice and humanistic research, such as The Getty Scholars’ Workspace™ for conducting collaborative arts research and preservation. She currently works as a Digital Research Consultant and UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education.
 

 

AVAILABILITY Places still available
DURATION June 15-July 6 2021; Tuesdays 6-8pm CET
LOCATION Online course
LANGUAGE English
TUITION FEE 175 € (270 € for Part 1 & 2) (no equipment required)
APPLICATION DEADLINE June 13, 2021


                                                                                                                                                                                            

 


Course Image Caption
Private image Francesca Albrezzi