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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!
  • Coldplay’s Cool Gadgetry (8/11/2017) - Yesterday
  • 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



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    by Todd Spangler on October 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm

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  • Casting-Couch Tactics Plagued Hollywood Long...
    by Alex Stedman on October 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Whether producing “The Artist,” “Shakespeare in Love” or “The English Patient,” Queens-born serial predator Harvey Weinstein has always had a knack for making powerful period pictures. Maybe, between the best picture Oscars that those movies scored, he should have brushed up on his Hollywood history. His penchant for the casting couch — the practice of powerful white men exploiting young actresses […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Expects to Return to ABC’s Upfront
    by Brian Steinberg on October 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel is gearing up to grill Madison Avenue once more. Since 2002, ABC has trotted its late-night host on to the stage during its annual “upfront” presentation at New York’s Lincoln Center, where he inevitably lets loose with a torrent of stick-it-to-the-man jokes about the relationship between advertisers and TV. ABC, like every other […]

  • Sexual Harassment Rampant in Digital Media, But...
    by Alex Stedman on October 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Two years ago at the VidCon digital-video confab in Anaheim, Calif., talent manager Lisa Filipelli received a late-night text from a high-powered male exec she had dealings with: He wondered if she wanted to visit his hotel room to have sex. The shock was like a punch to her stomach. “I was like, ‘What the […]

  • Amazon, the Democrats and the Fallout From the...
    by Pat Saperstein on October 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The New York Times and New Yorker stories detailing a decades-long history of alleged sexual abuse have undone the career of Harvey Weinstein. Bounced from his role as co-chairman of the company he founded with his brother Bob, his name scrubbed from multiple projects, expelled from the Academy, and publicly denounced by dozens of high-profile […]

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Interviews Stephen Sondheim
    by ArtsJournal on October 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Sondheim was one of the first people I told about my idea for a piece about Alexander Hamilton, back in 2008. It was in this townhouse, on the first floor. I’d been hired to write Spanish translations for a Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” and during our first meeting he asked me what I […]

  • Want To Be A Know-It-All? The 'Very Short...
    by ArtsJournal1 on October 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    "Some of these books are concise introductions to topics you might later wish to pursue in greater depth: Modern India, say, or Shakespeare's Tragedies. Others, like Teeth, contain pretty much everything the average layperson would ever want or need to know. All of them, however, take their Very Short commitment seriously. The length of each […]

  • The Movie Industry Thinks Rotten Tomatoes Has...
    by ArtsJournal on October 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    "The question then becomes, are the scores on Rotten Tomatoes just reflective of the history of criticism, and thus of conventional opinion? Or are the Rotten Tomatoes contributors themselves the critics who prop up these reputations, and thus pave the way for smarter conversations about film online?" […]

  • Doing Stand-Up Comedy In East Asia Means Getting...
    by ArtsJournal1 on October 17, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    "In Asia, where a youthful stand-up comedy scene is still developing, comedians in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia are finding creative ways to tell jokes about sex and politics, while coming up against cultures of censorship and taboos." […]

  • Where Are Native American Voices In Contemporary...
    by ArtsJournal on October 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    "Native voices in the conversation are often put aside, and a lot of times the folks that get the spotlight or the final say are those that are in the higher positions within the field. So it feels like, collectively, what everyone is talking about is this idea of not being heard regularly, not being […]