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HanaSara ItoFollow

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In the age of the internet, the World Wide Web is fully integrated in our daily lives— and careers. The internet also is increasingly important to artists for marketing and publicity—and as actual performance. My research project investigates Youtube as well as text-based social media (twitter, facebook, blogs, etc.) to ask how such forms are integrated art performances for the modern age. My project has been approved as part of an Ethnographic Field Methods course for Spring 2014, focusing on the cyber-nation of UM over the past two decades. I will focus on the artistic aspects of this process within specific communities at UM. Through interviews with Youtube users/personalities at UM, and observing social media, I aim for a comprehensive view of the internet can—and will—do for the performing arts community at UM.

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Visual and Performing Arts (including Creative Writing)

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Apr 11th, 2:00 PM Apr 11th, 2:20 PM

Cyberstage: A New Era of Theatre Practice

In the age of the internet, the World Wide Web is fully integrated in our daily lives— and careers. The internet also is increasingly important to artists for marketing and publicity—and as actual performance. My research project investigates Youtube as well as text-based social media (twitter, facebook, blogs, etc.) to ask how such forms are integrated art performances for the modern age. My project has been approved as part of an Ethnographic Field Methods course for Spring 2014, focusing on the cyber-nation of UM over the past two decades. I will focus on the artistic aspects of this process within specific communities at UM. Through interviews with Youtube users/personalities at UM, and observing social media, I aim for a comprehensive view of the internet can—and will—do for the performing arts community at UM.