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  • 2016 ICYMI (12/30/2016) - Remember how the buzz at the beginning of the year was that 2016 would be “The Year” that immersive 3D, 360° and VR media would go mainstream? Well, did it? Is everyone you know talking about it? Well, err, in all honesty, if you are not an extreme geek and earlier adopter, probably not. If … Continue reading 2016 ICYMI
  • 360° Arts Galore! (10/7/2017) - One of the goals of Cosma is to highlight the greatest immersive and interactive content available on the web, and while there are a number of interesting formats featured on the posts and pages, the majority of examples tend to be YouTube 360° Videos. In fact, there are so many great videos, it would be … Continue reading 360° Arts Galore!
  • Cirque du Soleil Sampler (12/1/2017) - They’ve done it again! Cirque du Soleil has once again raised the bar in innovative uses for 360° Video. This time they created this fantastic compilation of four trailers for the virtual experiences that they’ve produced in collaboration with Felix and Paul Studios. You can see all of the 360° Video trailers on their VR … Continue reading Cirque du Soleil Sampler
  • Coldplay’s Cool Gadgetry (8/11/2017) - Yesterday
  • Elton’s Busy Week (2/2/2018) - Elton John’s in the news! First, he performed Tiny Dancer with Miley Cyrus at the Grammys. Then he formally announced what he says will be his final world tour entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road. The three year tour will kick off in September, and it will include more than 300 shows across five continents. In … Continue reading Elton’s Busy Week
  • L.A. Noir (12/20/2016) - The New York Times has done it, again! Over the last year they have consistently released some of the classiest and most immersive 3D/360°/VR media around. Features like Takes Flight and Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart set production and content quality standards exceedingly high, but this time they have truly outdone themselves. The New York Times … Continue reading L.A. Noir
  • Newt’s Case (4/13/2017) - J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world is back in the news because it has been announced that Jude Law will play young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp will play the villain Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel (Justin Kroll, Variety) There … Continue reading Newt’s Case
  • Nouveau Cirque (6/8/2017) - Cirque du Soleil (Official Site, YouTube, Wikipedia) is the most well known example of a genre called nouveau cirque (French) or contemporary circus (English). Nouveau cirque is a genre of performing arts in which a story or a theme is conveyed through traditional circus skills. Animals are rarely used in this type of circus, and … Continue reading Nouveau Cirque
  • Silliness (3/24/2017) - This blog has covered numerous experiments with using 360° video to create new types of immersive narrative. There are many great examples out there now like Google’s HELP and NYT’s L.A. Noir. My favorite so far has been this video by One Republic. However, I’ve just come across a 360° video by the Naive New … Continue reading Silliness
  • Strange Things (11/12/2016) - There’s been a ton of cool stuff going on in the 3D/360°/AR/VR hardware and software universe lately, and there’s about to be even more (more on that soon). On the other hand, the 3D/360°/AR/VR content front has been “relatively” static (unless you love Halloween’esque horror, of course). When I went looking for something interesting to … Continue reading Strange Things


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Performing Arts Reading Room (Library of Congress)


performance : a public presentation or exhibition — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus


Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their body or voice to convey artistic expression—as opposed to plastic arts, in which artists use clay, metal, paint, and other materials to create physical art objects. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica


Introduction to the Performing Arts (


Outline of the Performing Arts (Wikipedia)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



Performing Arts Timeline (Info Please)


Quotations Page Bartlett’s


The Prelinger Archives (Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division via the Internet Archive)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library



Performing Arts (TED Ed)


OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium





Variety, Arts Journal Theatre News, NPR Archive




National Endowment for the Arts




OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form



  • SXSW Film Review: ‘All Square’
    by Joe Leydon on March 21, 2018 at 9:42 am

    And now for something completely different: Director John Hyams, heretofore best known for his genre-centric output in film (“Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning”) and television (“Z Nation,” “The Originals”) successfully tries his hand at playing for laughs with “All Square,” a casually profane and frequently uproarious working-class dramedy about a small-time bookie who turns a […]

  • Global Piracy in 2017: TV and Music Illegal...
    by Todd Spangler on March 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Digital pirates continued to swarm over entertainment in 2017, even with the rise of legal streaming services like Netflix and Spotify. Worldwide, users made a total of 300 billion visits to internet piracy sites last year, up 1.6% from 2016, according to antipiracy consulting firm Muso. But while illegal streaming and downloads of TV shows […]

  • Cecile Frot-Coutaz Leaving FremantleMedia to Head...
    by Henry Chu on March 21, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Cecile Frot-Coutaz is stepping down as CEO of FremantleMedia to head up YouTube’s operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa. The surprise announcement Wednesday that she would leave production and distribution giant FremantleMedia after more than two decades marks the latest departure of a seasoned TV executive for a FAANG job. Pan-European media group RTL, […]

  • ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Trailer...
    by Erin Nyren on March 21, 2018 at 5:10 am

    With the country feeling more divided than ever, everyone’s heartstrings could use a good tug, and that’s exactly what the trailer for the upcoming “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” promises. The trailer, hailed on social media as a tearjerker itself, shows footage from the set of “Mister Rogers,” as well as […]

  • China Movie Industry Oversight Shifted to...
    by Patrick Frater on March 21, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Movie and TV industry regulation in China has been moved under the direct control of the propaganda department of the Communist Party, in a further centralization of power under Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move, announced Tuesday, follows last week’s news that the State Administration for Film Radio Press Publishing and Television (SAPPRFT) would be scrapped and […]