Douglas Van Nort

Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance

Tier 2 - 2015-07-01
Renewed: 2020-05-01
York University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Research involves

Using performing arts and digital technology to foster new forms of interdisciplinary creative expression.

Research relevance

This research will lead to new modes of expression and new rituals for performance that blend the roles of performer and audience, of real and virtual, and of local and distributed environments.

Research summary

In his second term as Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance, Dr. Douglas Van Nort will leverage the infrastructural and pilot projects focused on collective co-creation in digitallymediated performance contexts from his first term. In this next phase of his work he will  apply methodology from artificial intelligence, virtual acoustics and biophysical sensing  to advance both scholarly and artistic knowledge that introduces new modes of sociality, improvised play and distributed creativity in performance for both the professional performer and general public .