Innovation in
Theater
a Trentino Ecosystem Accelerator (TEA)
project
!
TechPeaks 2014
Centro Teatro
About me
• Timisoara, Romania
• Bachelor Degree in Computer science
• >15 years of experience in tech startups
• Co-founde...
• 656 people from 62 countries applied
• 50 entrepreneurs selected
• 14 countries
• 4 months program
• giving time shares
Trentino Ecosystem
Accelerator (TEA)
• 30 hours from each TechPeaker
• companies, research institutions, schools, associat...
(some) TEA Partners
Demo day on 18 July - you’re all invited!
!
for details & registration: http://techpeaks.eu
Innovation in
Theater
What is Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation is about finding
a better way of doing
something
Source: wikipedia.org
Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation can be an
incremental process
Innovation?
Innovation?
Innovation?
A process that brings together
various novel ideas in a way that
they have an impact on society
Source: wikipedia.org
Innovation?
Innovation?
1. A recognized need
2. Competent people with relevant technology
3. Financial support
Source: Joseph F. Engelberger | wik...
Innovation?
1. A recognized need
2. Competent people with relevant technology
3. Financial support
Source: Joseph F. Engelberger | wik...
Innovation in art
Hang
by Felix Rohner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDQgU1CPpis
by Theo Jansen
Strandbeests
http://www.strandbeest.com
Burning Man
http://www.burningman.com
Burning Man
http://www.burningman.com
Burning Man
http://www.burningman.com
Tetris in the sky
by Frank Lee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0atY4mboD4w
Innovation in theatre
3D projections, virtual-reality masks for actors, stop-motion
camerawork and computer animation
Technodrama
3D projection at New York's Metropolitan Opera
Technodrama
Knifedge
Holograms
Michel Jackson’s “live” performance at the 2014 Billboard
Music Awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDRTghGZ7...
Xbox Kinect
Change scenes or trigger special effects based on
actors movements
Knifedge
Second Life
http://secondlife.com
The largest-ever 3D virtual world created
entirely by its users.
Second Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4EFZnKU0aw
Virtual Theatre performance in Second Life
https://www.youtube.com/...
Second Life
Lisa Brune Performance at
The Rose Theatre in Second Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K46qr6DEwJw
Oculus Rift
Theatre in Virtual Reality
3D Printers
Print stage props
Tools & apps
Education and Collaboration
Tools & apps
E-learning platforms
http://www.e-shakespeare.org
A Distance Learning Project
by the Denver Center Theatre Academy
Collaboration
TheatreLink is a curriculum-based Web project that connects
high schools around the world for a five-month pe...
Broadcasting
The Menier Chocolate Factory, the National Theatre and the
Royal Shakespeare Company
are webcasting their pro...
Resources
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org
Resources
http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
http://www.seniortheatre.com/
Resources
Writing
Tools & apps
Trelby
Free screenwriting application that
runs on Linux and Windows.
It automatically follows screenplay
formatting guide...
Poetica
Online real-time colaborative tool.
http://poetica.org
Scrivener 2
A powerful content-generation tool
for writers that allows you to
concentrate on composing and
structuring lon...
OMMWRITER
OmmWriter is your own private
writing room where you can focus
on your writing in peace.
You have access to a be...
List of screenwriting software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screenwriting_software
Rehearsals
Tools & apps
iPad, $199.99
Stage Write
The app enables performers to
easily document choreography,
spacing, traffic patterns, and
moveme...
Android, $1.5
Theater Blocking
Plan your blocking in advance.
Directors can use it to show their
actors and actresses how ...
Android App, $.99
Easy-prompter
Easy teleprompter script scrolling
app with optional reflection for use
with mirrors
iPad, $9.99
ProPrompter
Developed by professional
teleprompter manufacturer Bodelin
Technologies, ProPrompter allows
anyon...
iPhone / iPad, $9.99
My Lines
An app that can serve as a valuable
tool for memorizing lines, presenting
the script in a wa...
iPhone / iPad, $19.99
Rehearsal 2
Powerful app that works with almost
any device, and which enables cast
and crew to organ...
Fund-raising
Tools & apps
Crowdfunding
http://kickstarter.com
Crowdfunding
http://indiegogo.com
Tickets & booking
Tools & apps
Fusion Ticket
Fusion Ticket is an Open Source
Box Office and Ticketing Solution.
http://www.fusionticket.org
OpenTickets
Open-source software suite that
provides a wide array of capabilities
from ticket selling to event
management....
osConcert
Online Visual Seat Reservation
Software for Multiple Shows
including combined General
Admission osConcert COMBI
...
Lighting & FX
Tools & apps
MusicBeam
Open source software that use a projector to create an
entire laser show for your next party.
MusicBeam is music...
Open Lighting Project
The Open Lighting Project's goal is to provide high quality,
open source lighting control software f...
FreeStyler
Freestyler is free lighting control software used by
many leading dj's, venues and lighting designers
http://us...
Q Light Controller
Aims to be a free alternative to commercial lighting
software and hardware. The main emphasis is to
bui...
miniStageConsole
Very simple 24 channel memory board with
unlimited cue memory and auto timed cross
fades
Windows, Mac | f...
Windows, Mac | free
StageConsole
512 channel 2-scene preset light board with
submasters, keyboard commands, unlimited
cue ...
Android, $1.99
StageHand
App allowing for simple DIP switch
and light beam calculations for
stagehands, crew or others in ...
Sound
Tools & apps
Mac OS, $29..99
Apple Main Stage
Complete sound managements for shows
Android, $1
Stage Manager
Designed for variety entertainers
and performers doing small shows
to control the sound cues fro...
Hardware
Tools & apps
Arduino
http://www.arduino.cc
Raspberry Pi
http://www.raspberrypi.org
3D printers
MakerBot
Sense/Stage
Low Cost, Open Source Wireless Sensor Infrastructure for
Live Performance and Interactive, Real-Time Environme...
Audience Interaction
Use an app to vote for different endings
Thank you!
andrei.firoiu@gmail.com
@andreifiroiu
http://andreifiroiu.me
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  1. 1. Innovation in Theater a Trentino Ecosystem Accelerator (TEA) project ! TechPeaks 2014 Centro Teatro
  2. 2. About me • Timisoara, Romania • Bachelor Degree in Computer science • >15 years of experience in tech startups • Co-founder of Oblico (http://obli.co) • love to talk about innovation in any sector Hi, I’m Andrei!
  3. 3. • 656 people from 62 countries applied • 50 entrepreneurs selected • 14 countries • 4 months program • giving time shares
  4. 4. Trentino Ecosystem Accelerator (TEA) • 30 hours from each TechPeaker • companies, research institutions, schools, associations • more than 50 partners
  5. 5. (some) TEA Partners
  6. 6. Demo day on 18 July - you’re all invited! ! for details & registration: http://techpeaks.eu
  7. 7. Innovation in Theater
  8. 8. What is Innovation?
  9. 9. Innovation?
  10. 10. Innovation?
  11. 11. Innovation?
  12. 12. Innovation is about finding a better way of doing something Source: wikipedia.org
  13. 13. Innovation?
  14. 14. Innovation?
  15. 15. Innovation?
  16. 16. Innovation can be an incremental process
  17. 17. Innovation?
  18. 18. Innovation?
  19. 19. Innovation?
  20. 20. A process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society Source: wikipedia.org
  21. 21. Innovation?
  22. 22. Innovation?
  23. 23. 1. A recognized need 2. Competent people with relevant technology 3. Financial support Source: Joseph F. Engelberger | wikipedia.org Requirements for innovation
  24. 24. Innovation?
  25. 25. 1. A recognized need 2. Competent people with relevant technology 3. Financial support Source: Joseph F. Engelberger | wikipedia.org Requirements for innovation
  26. 26. Innovation in art
  27. 27. Hang by Felix Rohner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDQgU1CPpis
  28. 28. by Theo Jansen Strandbeests http://www.strandbeest.com
  29. 29. Burning Man http://www.burningman.com
  30. 30. Burning Man http://www.burningman.com
  31. 31. Burning Man http://www.burningman.com
  32. 32. Tetris in the sky by Frank Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0atY4mboD4w
  33. 33. Innovation in theatre
  34. 34. 3D projections, virtual-reality masks for actors, stop-motion camerawork and computer animation Technodrama
  35. 35. 3D projection at New York's Metropolitan Opera Technodrama Knifedge
  36. 36. Holograms Michel Jackson’s “live” performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDRTghGZ7XU#t=68
  37. 37. Xbox Kinect Change scenes or trigger special effects based on actors movements Knifedge
  38. 38. Second Life http://secondlife.com The largest-ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users.
  39. 39. Second Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4EFZnKU0aw Virtual Theatre performance in Second Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K46qr6DEwJw
  40. 40. Second Life Lisa Brune Performance at The Rose Theatre in Second Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K46qr6DEwJw
  41. 41. Oculus Rift Theatre in Virtual Reality
  42. 42. 3D Printers Print stage props
  43. 43. Tools & apps
  44. 44. Education and Collaboration Tools & apps
  45. 45. E-learning platforms http://www.e-shakespeare.org A Distance Learning Project by the Denver Center Theatre Academy
  46. 46. Collaboration TheatreLink is a curriculum-based Web project that connects high schools around the world for a five-month period to create and study theatre together. http://www.theatrelink.org
  47. 47. Broadcasting The Menier Chocolate Factory, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are webcasting their productions • ustream.com • youtube.com
  48. 48. Resources http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org
  49. 49. Resources http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
  50. 50. http://www.seniortheatre.com/ Resources
  51. 51. Writing Tools & apps
  52. 52. Trelby Free screenwriting application that runs on Linux and Windows. It automatically follows screenplay formatting guidelines and helps you write your story quicker. http://www.trelby.org
  53. 53. Poetica Online real-time colaborative tool. http://poetica.org
  54. 54. Scrivener 2 A powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php Mac OS X, Price: $45
  55. 55. OMMWRITER OmmWriter is your own private writing room where you can focus on your writing in peace. You have access to a beautiful distraction-free writing environment. http://www.ommwriter.com Mac, Pc, iPad | Price: min $4.11
  56. 56. List of screenwriting software http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screenwriting_software
  57. 57. Rehearsals Tools & apps
  58. 58. iPad, $199.99 Stage Write The app enables performers to easily document choreography, spacing, traffic patterns, and movement for theatrical events and productions, as well as cheerleading and marching band formations.
  59. 59. Android, $1.5 Theater Blocking Plan your blocking in advance. Directors can use it to show their actors and actresses how they want them to move on stage.
  60. 60. Android App, $.99 Easy-prompter Easy teleprompter script scrolling app with optional reflection for use with mirrors
  61. 61. iPad, $9.99 ProPrompter Developed by professional teleprompter manufacturer Bodelin Technologies, ProPrompter allows anyone to use an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as a smooth-scrolling professional teleprompter.
  62. 62. iPhone / iPad, $9.99 My Lines An app that can serve as a valuable tool for memorizing lines, presenting the script in a way that shows the lines of the actor's role separate from those of the rest of the cast.
  63. 63. iPhone / iPad, $19.99 Rehearsal 2 Powerful app that works with almost any device, and which enables cast and crew to organize their scripts for auditions and for the work process while on-set.
  64. 64. Fund-raising Tools & apps
  65. 65. Crowdfunding http://kickstarter.com
  66. 66. Crowdfunding http://indiegogo.com
  67. 67. Tickets & booking Tools & apps
  68. 68. Fusion Ticket Fusion Ticket is an Open Source Box Office and Ticketing Solution. http://www.fusionticket.org
  69. 69. OpenTickets Open-source software suite that provides a wide array of capabilities from ticket selling to event management. http://opentickets.com
  70. 70. osConcert Online Visual Seat Reservation Software for Multiple Shows including combined General Admission osConcert COMBI Affordable reserved seat booking for theatres, small cinemas, cabarets, auditoriums, exhibitions, coaches, boats, buses, trains and any seated events and services. Complete PDF eTicketing Software for selling tickets online. http://www.osconcert.com
  71. 71. Lighting & FX Tools & apps
  72. 72. MusicBeam Open source software that use a projector to create an entire laser show for your next party. MusicBeam is music triggered and allows you to adjust nearly every detail of the performance. http://musicbeam.zepplab.net Windows, Mac, Linux | free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9owK6OHUWE
  73. 73. Open Lighting Project The Open Lighting Project's goal is to provide high quality, open source lighting control software for the entertainment lighting industry. http://www.openlighting.org
  74. 74. FreeStyler Freestyler is free lighting control software used by many leading dj's, venues and lighting designers http://users.telenet.be/freestylerdmx/
  75. 75. Q Light Controller Aims to be a free alternative to commercial lighting software and hardware. The main emphasis is to build a software that can be used to control any kind of lighting equipment. http://qlc.sourceforge.net/
  76. 76. miniStageConsole Very simple 24 channel memory board with unlimited cue memory and auto timed cross fades Windows, Mac | free http://www.chromakinetics.com/DMX/
  77. 77. Windows, Mac | free StageConsole 512 channel 2-scene preset light board with submasters, keyboard commands, unlimited cue memory and auto timed cross fades. http://www.chromakinetics.com/DMX/
  78. 78. Android, $1.99 StageHand App allowing for simple DIP switch and light beam calculations for stagehands, crew or others in stage tech.
  79. 79. Sound Tools & apps
  80. 80. Mac OS, $29..99 Apple Main Stage Complete sound managements for shows
  81. 81. Android, $1 Stage Manager Designed for variety entertainers and performers doing small shows to control the sound cues from the phone.
  82. 82. Hardware Tools & apps
  83. 83. Arduino http://www.arduino.cc
  84. 84. Raspberry Pi http://www.raspberrypi.org
  85. 85. 3D printers MakerBot
  86. 86. Sense/Stage Low Cost, Open Source Wireless Sensor Infrastructure for Live Performance and Interactive, Real-Time Environments
  87. 87. Audience Interaction Use an app to vote for different endings
  88. 88. Thank you! andrei.firoiu@gmail.com @andreifiroiu http://andreifiroiu.me

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