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PANEL DISCUSSION: Technology + Performance

A panel discussion featuring: Professor Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau; Christine LeRoy; Professor Shannon Jackson, UC Berkeley; Professor Abigail deKosnik, UC Berkeley; and Professor Jennifer DeVere Brody, TAPS.
Topics include:

  • New Media and 'Old' Theater"
  • De-frag-men-ta-tion: New Technologies and the Moving Body
  • The Default Body and the Composed Body: Performance in X-Reality

Ivan Magrin-Chagnolleau is the Artist-Researcher Head of the "Aesthetics of Performing and Spectacular Arts" Research Department at the ACTE Institute-Sorbonne in Paris and the French National Center for Scientific Research, studying voice, languages, phonetics, linguistics, and cognitive sciences. Also attracted to the arts, he is a stage and screen actor, director, and writer trained as a method actor and director at the Actors Studio Drama School / New School for Drama in New York. Ivan played more than 15 leading roles in theater and film, directed over twelve shows, directed three short films, wrote four short films, one feature film, one series, one play, one musical, and numerous poems and songs. Professional, competent, creative, intelligent, inquisitive, passionate and joyful are the words that people use the most to describe him.
Christine LeRoy is an aesthetic philosopher and doctor in both Arts and the Philosophy of Science. Her research focuses on phenomenology, movement, emotional performance, and gender studies. She is also interested in the lyric and genre in their performing and scenic dimensions.
Shannon Jackson is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She is also the Director of the Arts Research Center. 
Abigail De Kosnik is an Assistant Professor in the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) and the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies. She researches popular media, particularly digital media, film and television, and fan studies.  She is particularly interested in how issues of feminism, queerness, ethnicity, and transnationalism intersect with new media studies and performance studies. Her talk is entitled "The Default Body and the Composed Body: Performance in X-Reality." 
Jennifer DeVere Brody is a Professor in Theater & Performance Studies and an Affiliate in the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford. Her work has appeared in Theatre JournalSignsGenders, CallalooText and Performance Quarterly and in several edited volumes.  



Friday, February 28, 2014. 03:00 PM


Prosser Studio Theater in Memorial Auditorium


Stanford Department of Theater + Performance Studies


Free + Open to the Public