In the framework of the EFA-PEARLE partnership as part of the "Revealing the Alliance 20222-2024" project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, we organise a workshop at each Pearle* conference around the themes of sustainability, digital, international cross-border cooperation.
During his intervention, Pablo Dornhege explored how new technical possibilities, such as virtual and augmented reality can be used at the interface of analogue and digital worlds. Virtual reality allows to discover the concept of space in different ways which lead to new audience experiences.
In his research Prof. Dornhege brings together knowledge and solutions from different fields, which can create a sustainable and practical digital future vision for theatre, music and live performance.
New digital solutions, such as VR and AR can be used in different surroundings, and allow people who cannot go physically to a performance to experience the event as if they are there. It can also add value to what’s happening behind the stage, or by developing transmedia design, a combination of physical and virtual space.
Such technologies give rise to shared experiences between realities where audiences can easily adopt a different way of thinking during the performance.
Pablo Dornhege researches, develops, and designs real and virtual narrative spaces. In 2022, he was appointed Professor of Transmedia Design at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences, where he heads the Future Realities Lab. He has been a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and has taught and conducted research at other international universities such as Central Saint Martin College London or New York University Abu Dhabi.
From 2019 to 2022, he directed the research project Im/material Theatre Spaces with Franziska Ritter to explore immersive technologies in a theatrical context. In addition to his teaching and research activities, he is an editor for the knowledge platform Nachtkritik.plus and a commissioner for digitality at the German Theatre Technological Society. In his research Prof Dornhege brings together knowledge and solutions from different fields, which can create a sustainable and practical digital future vision for live performances such as theatre plays and music shows.
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