Stories from All Subjects
Today, almost everyone has a handful of social media accounts – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and more. There’s an app for everything, making it easier to find restaurants, catch up with friends and remind you where you parked your car. Even hooking up has become a convenient digital interaction, with apps like Tinder and Grindr reducing the time it takes to find a ‘match’.
Daily challenges occur for all writers, but even in solitary pursuits, there’s a large, supportive community if you know where to look. For Ellen van Neerven, the sum of her experiences has amounted to two published books - one capturing the lives of Murri girls and their families; the other drawing on her cultural experience of food in India - and a desire to support other writers.
Matthew Chilton sits down with dancer, choreographer and video/multimedia artist Elise May to discuss the marriage of digital technology with the live body.
Using physical theatre to express the collective loss a community experiences from disaster is a major undertaking. This can be even more challenging when working across cultures. Director Jeremy Neideck and producer Dave Sleswick experienced this first hand with Deluge: 물의기억 (Mului Gieok), a five year international experience to represent those affected by the harsh reality of nature.