No 4: Tamiko Thiel

Dramatic Structure in Interactive 3D Spatial Narratives

Still from "Beyond Manzanar"

Tamiko Thiel’s interactive 3D installations are 3D virtual worlds in which users’ own movements and decisions trigger the dramatic structure of the experience. Using examples from these works, Thiel will talk about what she considers to be the unique dramatic characteristics of this medium.

In this remote lecture Thiel will be discussing her interactive 3D artworks “Beyond Manzanar” and “Travels of Mariko Horo” as a public talk and discussion. These works are being dealt with in the Honours Digital Arts Theory Course and we hope for much lively discussion with students and members of the public.

Still from "Travels of Mariko Horo" - Tamiko Thiel

Tuesday the 17th May 2011 -   South African Time 18:00 – 19:00. Digital Arts Seminar Room, Digital Arts Convent Building. See here for directions – opposite the Wits School of Arts.  Also see calendar page…

Please note – GMT 16:00 for streaming.  Please see streaming page for more information.

Tamiko Thiel is a media artist developing the dramatic and poetic capabilities of various forms of virtual and augmented reality as a medium for exploring social and cultural issues in site-specific artworks. She has degrees in engineering from Stanford and MIT and a fine arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She exhibits internationally in venues such as the International Center for Photography in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the ZKM in Karlsruhe and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and at festivals such as Siggraph, ISEA and Ars Electronica. Her work has been supported by grants from WIRED Magazine, the Japan Foundation, the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Berlin Capital City Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds) and the IBM Innovation Award.

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