Author Archives: Gabriella Giannachi

About Gabriella Giannachi

Gabriella Giannachi is Professor in Performance and New Media, and Director of the Centre for Intermedia at the University of Exeter, which promotes advanced interdisciplinary research in performance and the arts through collaborations between artists, academics and scientists from a range of disciplines. Her most recent and forthcoming book publications include: Virtual Theatres: an Introduction (Routledge: 2004); Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts, ed. with Nigel Stewart (Peter Lang: 2005); The Politics of New Media Theatre (Routledge: 2007); Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated, co-authored with Nick Kaye (MUP: 2011), nominated in Theatre Library Association 44th Annual Book Awards (2012); Archaeologies of Presence, co-edited with Nick Kaye and Michael Shanks (Routledge: 2012); Performing Mixed Reality, co-authored with Steve Benford (MITP: 2011) and Archive Everything (MITP, forthcoming). She has published articles in Contemporary Theatre Review, Leonardo, Performance Research, Digital Creativity, TDR and PAJ, and developed conference papers for IVA 2009, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, CHI 2008, CHI 2009 (best paper award), CHI 2012 (best paper award) and CHI 2013 (best paper award). She is an investigator in the RCUK funded Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub (2009-2014) and is collaborating with Tate and RAMM on a number of projects. She has a BA from Turin University and a PhD from Cambridge University, UK.

Kick Starting the Exeter City FC trail at the Park

In October we will be meeting the children in the Kick Start programme that is run by Jamie Vittles at Exeter City Football in the Community. To avoid taking them too far away from the Park, especially since one of … Continue reading

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A few more words on research: the significance of trails for remembering

I have spent some time over the last few days testing and re-testing the Exeter City FC trail. The first time I tested it, some locations were not picked up and GPS accuracy was an issue, but after more development … Continue reading

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More testing

The more I work on this particular time trail, the more I seem to be absorbed in the complexity of generating a ‘story’, which is also a ‘history’ (or one possible history), that is not narrated chronologically but rather as … Continue reading

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Testing Testing (again)

We have now selected 25 locations, which can be seen on a map. They start at St James Park and end at RAMM. Yesterday, once again, I set off to check the accuracy of the geocoding and whether the affordance … Continue reading

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Testing Testing

We now have a date, in the week starting 9 September, for our first public engagement event which will be part of Jamie Vittles’s Football in the Community programme. We now have to test the precise affordances generated by each … Continue reading

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Walking the trail

This afternoon Will and I tested the Exeter City FC Supporters Trust trail by walking from one destination to the other, more or less following the numerical order as shown in the screenshot right above. The trail isn’t quite a … Continue reading

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More geocoding

Following a lengthy and still ongoing consultation with Paul Farley, Lewis Jones and Martin Weiler, as well as other members of Exeter City FC Supporters Trust Board, Will and I have now compiled and I have geocoded a list of 28 locations, eight more that we … Continue reading

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