We have selected works that illustrate Applicant Roberts-Smith, Co-applicant Radzikowska, and Collaborator Cegys’ expertise in the aesthetic modes that we will leverage for knowledge mobilization in our exhibition series.

Intermedial performance (Exhibition Iterations 3 & 4, MRU and Waterloo)

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (stage director) and Paul Cegys (lighting and projection designer) (2014). R3 (Richard the Third). By William Shakespeare. Adapted by Toby Malone and Jennifer Roberts-Smith. Produced by the Department of Communication Arts. Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo, November.

Excerpts: R3 (Richard the Third).

This piece was supported by a donation of complex projection equipment (the Spyder) by Christie Digital for research experimentation in projection content development. It was a participatory performance for local high school audiences that included real-time Twitter interaction between performers and audience.

Digital-material remediations  (Exhibition Iterations 3 & 4, MRU and Waterloo)

Radzikowska, Milena (lead designer) (2016). The Milking Machine. Presented in: Milena Radzikowska and Stan Ruecker. “Materializing Text Analytical Experiences: Taking Bubblelines Literally.” Presentation at the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/ Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN)annual conference at the 2016 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Calgary, Alberta May 30-June 1.

A research team, drawn from academia, industry, small-business innovation, and community, used a build-fest method to create a material version of the Voyant Bubblelines (text visualization and analysis) interface. The result of this collaboration was a functioning material version of Bubblelines, titled the Milking Machine because of the sound it produced as it generated the sand-made data display.


The Milking Machine, 2016.

Virtual reality incorporating first-person testimonials (Exhibition Iteration 5)

Roberts-Smith, Jennifer (creative director) and Paul Cegys (360 video designer and digital scenographer) (2019). The Home: the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation Virtual Reality Experience. Beta release, February.

Excerpt 1: Dorrington-Skinner, Tracey, Gerald Morisson, and Tony Smith (storytellers). “Driveway.” 360 video. 

Excerpt 2: Smith, Tony (storyteller). “Anthony”. 2D video and 3D build. 

This is a virtual reality performance and artifact remediation in development for the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation project, funded by a SSHRC Partnership Development grant. The final release will be launched in Nova Scotia in April 2019 and will be assessed as a tool for restorative pedagogy in grade 11 Nova Scotia classrooms in October 2019.

NOTE: Please do not circulate these excerpts outside of the adjudication committee.