- Date & Time
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:30pm — through
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30pm
UF Digital Worlds will celebrate Earth Day with the presentation of its Digital Convergence Series. From April 20 to April 22, the institute will screen its environmentally themed multimedia work in Norman Gym.
Each evening’s events will open with a series of short presentations inspired by “The Tree of Life,” featuring reflections on themes of ecological responsibility and conservation, sustainability and the balance between industrial and environmental priorities. These pieces were created by students from the UF School of Theatre and Dance and the Digital Arts and Sciences program in a collaborative course called Entertainment Technology, led by New York-based projection designer Michael Clark.
The second half of the evening features the public premiere of the interactive animated piece entitled “CO2 and You: The Power of Personal Choice.” This large-scale, immersive production was created by the faculty and creative staff of the Digital Worlds Institute, and it allows audience members to use their mobile devices during the show to make decisions that will ultimately influence the direction of the drama. “CO2 and You” visits five of the 10 most-populated countries on Earth to examine how daily choices made by average citizens in each culture can make a difference in issues related to Earth’s environment.
While the event is free and open to the public, seating must be reserved by emailing RSVP@digitalworlds.ufl.edu no later than April 17 at 5 p.m. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Digital Worlds Research, Education and Visualization Environment (REVE) in Norman Gym.
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