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Pervasive Theatre

I'm pleased to let you know that DAPPER member Sophy Smith's most recent article has been published by Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and is now available online at


"Pervasive theatre - New writing for new environments" explores the opportunities and implications for new digital writing in transmedia performance environments. The article centres on the experimental Pervasive Theatre project (Assault Events 2014, commissioned by futuredream funded through Arts Council England), which explored the potential of online social tools to create a multimedia, collaborative and participatory work situated across multiple platforms. This project brought together researchers, artists, writers, technologists and practitioners from the interdisciplinary fields of digital writing, transmedia and performance to explore ways to develop narratives that weave together physical and online worlds, blurring the distinction between reality and fantasy, audience and performers in a way that would be exciting, immersive and participative...

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