The Colliders are all experienced in teaching workshops and giving lectures and presentations about our work in a variety of situations: schools, tertiary institutions, arts organisations, festivals and informal learning environments.
Lectures and presentations
Responding to the interests of the audience and the themes of the situation, our lectures and presentations give an introduction to our work in the context of digital art and theatre, as well as digital communication and interactive technologies. In venues where internet access is available, the speaker may be joined online by other Colliders contributing to the discussions or giving short performances.
The aim of our workshops are to give people a practical introduction to the use of the internet as a creative performance medium. Participants will have hands-on experience of the software and will explore online devising processes, story development and the creation of avatars, backgrounds and props.
"The workshop was inspirational in the possibilities it generated." Michael Mayhew, artist.
The length and extent of the workshop is tailored to suit the requirements of each group. In-depth workshops can lead to a short performance by the participants, and all workshops aim to give participants the basic skills and information to continue the work outside of the workshop.
Generally, host organisations will need to provide an internet-connected computer for each participant (or internet connection for those bringing their own laptops), headphones for each computer, an internet connection for the tutor's computer, data projector and screen. Participants do not need any particular skills but a level of familiarity with computers is an advantage.
As a sample, read the documentation of the workshop at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2004.
presenting our current work-in-progress, "Lagging with the Lololols",
at the Furtherfield Networking
Party, 14 June 2003.
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