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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Multimedia and Performance

We’re reading a selection called “Multimedia and Performance” for Performing Technology. It’s a chronology of the development of performance art from the mid 1960s through the late 1990s. Although our theme for the week is “Theater and Narrative,” I’m having a hard time discerning the concept of narrative in the pieces; however, the story of the chronology of the pieces seems like an interesting narrative and so I’ve tried to illustrate it as a map. I’m not sure if this is useful, but the dense text made it difficult to sort out who was working with who and who they influenced.

bubblus_Multimedia_Performance_Map

I tried to use Bubbl.us to do this, but it made a big mess. What I really want is a tool that let’s me describe relationships as text…

Person
created/exhibited/performed: [blah] – when – where
influenced: [person]
collaborated with: [person] – when
part of: [group]

This sounds a lot like a social networking site. I want to be able to display a timeline of these events, or a cloud of related information.

posted by Michael at 7:16 pm  

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