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Discovering the Art of Presence

  • Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma Avenue Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)
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Stagecoach Foundation and Meow Wolf Present

Discovering the Art of Presence

Join us for a presentation by journalist Noah Nelson—a field report from the frontier of the Immersive Renaissance.

5pm at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Presentation followed by Happy Hour

Tickets are free, but space is limited! Register before they run out.


Event Description:

The dawn of the Internet Age promised us an era of connection that would be unlike any other. No matter where you were in the world, you’d be able to find your tribe. Loneliness would be a thing of the past, as human potential was fulfilled.

What we got was Facebook and Twitter, Amazon Prime and YouTube: a world where the appearance of connection trumps the reality.

For the past five years, journalist Noah Nelson has been chronicling the response: the rise of immersive art and entertainment. From intimate theatre experiments in apartments to VR projects from pop culture’s biggest names, a multigenerational cohort of creators and producers has answered the call to fulfill that broken promise.

To do so, they’re calling upon every tool in the artistic palette — from music to magic — and along the way are discovering a new form: the Art of Presence.

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Noah Nelson is the founder and publisher of No Proscenium, the self-styled Guide to Everything Immersive. As a public media journalist he’s covered the arts, technology and politics beats for two decades. Mr. Nelson holds a Theatre Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and is currently using it to help organize the emerging immersive theatre and experiential arts community in Los Angeles, co-producing the Immersive Design Summit, and helping to define the frontier where the immersive arts roam wild.