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{technique + imagination} = {exo.arte}™
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/hybr.io

For over 25 years I've played a critical role helping individuals and companies bring new concepts to life in the arts + culture by leveraging design, creativity, and artful strategy into a streamlined approach to performing.

I'm a navigator, a detective, a surgeon...a repair man...an ostrich egg...a space tourist...a poet, a pauper, a king...

In 2004, I was awarded an interdisciplinary Master of Arts Degree from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Performance & Technology Studies.

My primary interest is to study how new technologies support and encourage new ways to create and experience narratives.

In particular, immersive technologies open new doors of perception allowing story-makers to reconsider what types of experiences can and should be manifested — using virtual realty headsets, motion-sensors, GPS, and mobile technologies to reveal new, hidden, and lost dimensions within a story or experience.

Digging deeper > psychological elements intermingle with cognitive science, emotions, and quantum physics, string theory + game theory to introduce a crazy salad of possibilities.

Back at the ranch, traditional theatre arts, movement, and acting methods, such as psychological gesture and physical life supports an entirely different set of studies required for a holistic theatre-storytelling experience; anthropological, archetypical studies, performance studies, technology studies.

IN SIMPLE TERMS, can two people stuck in a black box trying to escape with no gadgets, no projections, and no midi sequencing provide a compelling story to a live audience? Yes - the action is in the technique + imagination of the narrative, not the tools.

-j.2u, dir.

hybr.io



@hybr_io <> twitter

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