TimeWave 2014 - 2015
TimeWave 2014-2015 gathers creative media artists and technologists to explore the use of technology in multi-platform storytelling and to invent and experiment with new forms of entertainment.
From October 2014 to February 2015, TimeWave conducted a transmedia lab to introduce creative media artists to cross-platform storytelling techniques as well as the technologies - virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and telepresence - that are revolutionizing storytelling. Over the course of five months, lab participants developed transmedia formats spanning at least two platforms. Formats included an alternate reality game, an interactive storytelling format for music concerts, video and animation
In May 2015, LoNyLa/TimeWave will conduct a transmedia hackathon. This event will gather TimeWave transmedia lab participants, other creative media artists and developers/technologists to implement rapid prototypes of transmedia formats. The hackathon builds on the development process that began in the transmedia lab and helped our 'labbies' to realize their vision.
In autumn 2015, we aim to launch the next incarnation of the TimeWave festival. Given the evolution of technology in the entertainment space, such as virtual reality HMDs and augmented reality glasses, LoNyLa/TimeWave is brainstorming the concept of an interactive playground. We envision the transmedia formats developed in the lab and hackathon to take yet another leap and become finished work for audiences. TimeWave 2015 details - date, location and format - will be announced.
The programme is produced by LoNyLa (London-NY-LA), a transatlantic initiative fueled by graduates of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama and a powerhouse Anglo-American team.
See highlights of the June 2013 TimeWave festival - an international theatre & technology event which gathered 40 actors, 18 writers, 17 directors and multimedia artists and streamed in new work from London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Madrid and Montreal. Our supporters included Walt Disney Imagineering, Hathersage Capital Management, Arts Council England, Telestream and Vidyo.