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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
  • 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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