Whiteboard vs PowerPoint

I guest lectured at Fanshawe College this morning. In presentations in classroom settings, I have recently found myself opting for the whiteboard and marker over the projector and slidedeck. I have an untested, anecdotally-based hypothesis that people are getting tired of looking at screens all the time. Maybe we are unconsciously intrigued (and reengaged) when …

Live theatre as co-creation: how to produce a 2.9 kiloton explosion on stage

At a panel discussion at The Grand Theatre on Thursday, playwright Trina Davies said that the distinctive difference between theatre and film is that the experience of a live performance is co-created with the audience. At the movies, the actors don’t know you are there. There is no relationship whatsoever. In theatre, the experience is …

Art Changes People and People Change the World

According to the quote meme on the internet, the musician John Butler once said, “Art changes people and people change the world.” It also seems evident that events in the world inspires the art that people create. This reciprocal nature of society and human expression has mesmerized artists, researchers, activists, historians, and ethnographers for a …