Taking Drama conventions into new territory

NMC2009-day2-session06_016 Originally uploaded by acousticdad As mentioned in other posts, I recently offered at session at the NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning (keyword tag NML2009). One of the key aspects of my presentation was to examine, practically, the different expression of conventions that are afforded by the new environment. I have begun a […]

Winding up a great event

Yesterday morning in Perth I presented the final workshop in the New Media Consortium Symposium on New Media and Learning. The session went quite well but I did experience one small glitch and had to reload the software.. they was a delay of a minute or two… as is often the case when you’re excited […]

NMC Symposium on New Media & Learning

The 2009 NMC Symposium on New Media and Learning, the thirteenth in the NMC’s Series of Virtual Symposia, will explore the impact of new media on teaching, learning, research, and creative expression, especially in higher education. NMC Symposium on New Media & Learning http://www.nmc.org/node/6565 The NMC have just advised that my presentation proposal has been […]

Some reminders about the basics in Second Life

Today I conducted a small tour of my research island, Godot, in Second Life.  The visitors were all people involved with, or interested in, Psychodrama. As one of the virtual hosts for the event I would like to thank everyone who attended the session.  It was nice to have people back on the island.  Thanks […]

Invisible Theatre under the microscope

An interesting article appears in the latest issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education – I have wondered for a long time about the ethical aspects of invisible theatre. Typically the standard response is not dissimilar to the Marxist “The end justifies the means” and to some extent I’m personally satisfied with that – […]

BACCHAE to be performed in Second Life

The BACCHAE by Euripides Directed by Phorkyad Acropolis (aka: Stephen Schrum) in the world of Second Life Performances:all times now confirmed At the Greek Theater: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cookie/59/28/33 SAT, May 31 3pm SL time WED, June 4 5pm SL time SUN, June 1 3pm SL time SAT, June 7 3pm SL time BACCHAE Information I managed to […]

Learning in, with and through Drama.

Learning in, with and through Drama. “ In the book Drama of Colour Saldaña discusses a study done by researchers Gourgey, Bosseau, and Delgado (1985) with lower socio-economic Black and Hispanic students in elementary school. After a six month improvisational drama project, gains were observed in vocabulary and reading comprehension. Survey results also suggested that […]

Kenyan Crisis

Dear IDEA members, friends and colleagues I am sure you are seeing heart-rending reports of the ethnic violence that is tearing Kenya apart and claiming hundreds of lives, following last week’s election results. Some of the worst violence has erupted in Kisumu – the city that hosted IDEA 98, a unique landmark in IDEA’s history […]

The Drama of Lost City #1

I’m pleased to say we launched this ship today. It’s taken a long time to organise but thanks to a few interested people we had a stab at it. It was a very different exercise than the small drama Anya Ixchel and I undertook at the last NMC Symposium. We had 12 people to get […]