In 1967, media theorist Marshall McLuhan wrote, “All media are extensions of some human faculty – psychic or physical” meaning that all technology is an extension of man’s natural capabilities. The car is an extension of the foot, tools an extension of the hands, language an extension of expression. Technologies don’t create “new” possibilities, they simply do what we could already do, but better, faster and more efficiently. Now through internet communication tools like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Skype and Livestream, our options for interaction – especially audience engagement – have increased exponentially.
The Mapping Home series by Kinesis Project has begun incorporating virtual experiences into their creative process, expanding personal interactions. Soon fans will be able to participate in this project through live performances, behind the scenes, and long-distance attendance.
What other types of events and interactions would you like to be a part of? Explore the engagements offered by AEP artists to see how you can expand the horizon of possibilities.
Jun. 25, 2011, Filed under category blog