Project Neverland is an exploration project focusing on the use of augmented reality in live performance. In collaboration with the CMU School of Drama, the team is adapting an existing story to the stage featuring a fully-realized animated character that performs alongside a human actor.
Prism is a technological solution to an important problem society faces today—helping neurotypical people to empathize with those on the autism spectrum.
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By Carley B. Johnson. Carley B. Johnson examines two recent projects that link theatre with virtual reality and augmented reality.
All it takes is faith, trust, a little pixie dust and augmented reality to bring Tinker Bell to stage like never before. TheatAR, a semester-long student initiated project in the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC), combines stage actors and animation to create a first-of-its-kind experience in the retelling of the classic "Peter Pan."
Prism was developed to help neurotypical children aged 8 to 10 empathize with their peers who have autism. It is a digital game for the children to play, paired with a discussion framework for...
A new game developed by Carnegie Mellon University students is helping elementary schoolers understand what life is like for kids on the autism spectrum. Created by the university's Entertainment Technology Center, Prism uses its animal characters as allegories for the challenges those with autism face.
Students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center won the most honors in this year's International Serious Play Awards competition for games designed for use in education or training. The ETC won four of the seven awards, including the only gold medal for Prism, a transformational web browser game designed for elementary school students to promote empathy for peers with autism spectrum disorder.
"Avenue Q" has Gary Coleman. "Cloned!" has Sharon Stone. Sharon Stone circa 1993, that is. Stepping out of her bathtub in a white dress and a tool belt, she comes to the rescue, sort of, humblebragging all the way.
NYMF 2014 Awards for Excellence Announced; The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the winners of the NYMF 2014 Awards for Excellence. News Cloned! Is Best of Fest Cloned! took home this year's Best of Fest Award, with The Gig receiving honors for music, lyrics, orchestrations and more.
Among the many very nice things about Cloned!, the backyard-ish little musical now playing at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, is that your lack of a date for the evening is unimportant. What matters pairing, after all, in a world where multiplicity goes mad?
Family members gathered at the Shtetl of Cabaret on 54th street last night. The head of the family Michael Feinstein and Terrance schlepped down those stairs to Broadway's Supper Club, along with the shmaltzy Sunny Sessa. Meshugener Alan Lazarre and Kevetch (me) came with their shayner maidels Arlene Lazare and Eda Sorokoff.