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Hypo//Hyper Presence Workshop N˚ 2: Livestream Tech — You Can Do It! With Mind of a Snail

Hypo//Hyper Presence N˚ 2: Livestream Tech — You Can Do It! is An online workshop on how to Livestream with Chloe Ziner Mind of a Snail

How do we translate a feeling of connection and LIVEness to an online format? We want to get you excited about the possibilities of live streaming! Chloe Ziner from Mind of a Snail will share their DIY approach to designing an engaging live stream using mostly free or low-cost tools. You’ll get an overview of the basics as well as a taste of some interactive and experimental possibilities. We hope you’ll leave this workshop with lots of inspiration and ideas, and the tools to start moving forward to make your own online performances, presentations, or interactive live streams.

Mind of a Snail is a shadow theatre duo from Vancouver BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling and projection design. They have won multiple awards for innovation and excellence at theatre festivals across North America. During COVID , they quickly pivoted to an interactive online format and have performed live virtually for a number of festivals across Canada & internationally, including Festival Internacional de Teatro de Sombras in Brazil, Red Pearl Clown Festival in Finland and PrimeTime Festival in Toronto. Another recent project “Improv in 5 Dimensions” is a hybrid improv theatre show with a team of remote international performers, for in-person and online audiences. They also do weekly interactive live streams at https://twitch.tv/mindofasnail.

Hypo//Hyper Presence is a workshop series over the period of two semesters with guest lecturers that’s designed to give people skills to explore and create around the idea of telepresence. These technologies have been accelerated with COVID and increased hybrid interactions. Telepresence technologies can be perceived as “hyper” or “hypo” present, either always there to mediate communication or minimally present to facilitate asynchronous interaction. Now that the dust has settled around which technologies will prevail, this workshop series allows participants to explore these technologies tangibly. 

Each session is divided into two parts, an introduction and an advanced learning session. People can sign up for one or both sessions depending on their level /interest. All sessions will be remote, except when specified.