Theater and Other Social Media

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This talk introduces a new project about the intersection of theater and recent social media. Global digital networks are making possible fascinating new performance forms, from collaborative plays written via wikis or Twitter, to the surprise public stunts known as flash mobs, to high-stakes political demonstrations enabled by mobile devices. These new activities pose fascinating questions about the ways social media are changing theater, but also about the inherent theatricality of everyday life in the age of social media.