CATR2018 will feature several workshops. During the conference Michael Wheeler co-founder of SpiderWebShow.ca and Queen’s faculty member will be leading an interactive demonstration of the ground-breaking CdnStudio. Please do check it out! Open to all registered delegates.
CdnStudio is an online ‘room’ that uses internet technology to bring collaborators from across Canada together. It takes separate video streams and blends them together in real time, allowing users to see and hear each other in the same digital ‘space.’ SpiderWebShow co-founder Sarah Garton Stanley and technologist Joel Adria created CdnStudio to use every-day technologies. To use it all you need is a laptop, webcam, green wall or screen, and a high-speed internet connection. We are using non-proprietary technologies so all artists can access CdnStudio.
The first demonstration was presented on a closed network at the LMDA Conference at Portland State University in July 2016. Since then, we have been developing CdnStudio through an iterative design process powered by an artistic creation model, while in Residence at Queen’s University’s Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. In September 2017, CdnStudio was incorporated into the creative process of The Revolutions, which starred live performers in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Kingston, in a show experienced live at The Isabel. CdnStudio was developed funding from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Community Investment Program and a micro-donations from across Canada.