The world of the status quo gets trashed before our very eyes, turning the world of Hamlet upside down, inside out, and bass-ackward. Leave your expectations at the door as the actor playing Hamlet encounters his digital doppelganger in Müller’s deconstruction of modern reality. A Department of Theatre and Film Studies Interactive Performance Laboratory production featuring interactive 3D computer animation, supported in part by an ICE Project Grant awarded to Michelle Smith, PhD candidate, Theatre and Film Studies.
Smith creates 3-D computer models and an artificial intelligence framework for the virtual actor, and a wireless “acting glove” for a live actor to use to interact with the virtual actor. The project support Smith’s dissertation research on granting agency to media on the live stage, and involves students and faculty in the Interactive Performance Lab at UGA.