An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College
Date: Tuesday, May 26th
Admission: $5 - Suggested Donation
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Interactive technology has changed the traditional story: beginnings, endings, reversals and recognitions happen in new ways - or sometimes not at all. This impacts not only aesthetics, but also the kinds of values that are transmitted, as well as the authority of the teller. Join us for an evening of presentations, installations, performance and discussion around new, non-linearities modalities of storytelling, and the physical and social boundaries that are challenged along the way. From magical rituals to a human-body-sounds organ, a dance beyond time and a talk by Rushkoff about escaping the tyranny of Aristotle's arc, this highly participatory evening will delight, disturb, engage and inspire.
Yin Mei Critchell, professor of dance in the Drama, Theatre and Dance Department and director of the dance program, is a director/choreographer/performance artist known for category-defying works that fearlessly bridge geographic, technological, artistic, and cultural divides to create a unique brand of theatrical magic. Having forged a dance style employing Chinese energy direction and spatial principles as a means of creating contemporary dance theater, Yin Mei is uniquely positioned to explore themes of artistic and spiritual significance arising at the intersection of Asian traditional performance and Western contemporary dance.
Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Incand the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.
Morbid Anatomy Museum (View)
424 A Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215