Season XXII                                                      Volume 4 Issue 4                               October-December 2007


March 28-30, 2008
InterPlay: Carnivale
University of Utah
Intermountain Network
and Scientific Computation Center

Pictured: Travis Eberhard as
Mr. Barney Carnacle
the Ring Master in
InterPlay: Carnivale
Photograph by: Beth Miklavcic

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Jennifer Gray
Associate Product Manager
Move, Inc.
Westlake Village, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Susan Roberts
Computer Graphics Designer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Ice Skating Instructor

Victoria Rasmussen
Vice President
Broad Band Computer Professional

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences


Beth Miklavcic
Artistic Director

Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director


Asian Waterfall

Flowers Under Water

Ocean Life


Water Lore

Digital Images by
Beth Miklavcic


The 2007 season has been a phenomenal one for Another Language Performing Arts Company, starting with the debut of InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno, which received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Award for "Best Real-Time Distributed Surrealistic Cinema." Here is a recap of the season's highlights.

Access Grid Retreat 2007

The 2007 Access Grid (AG) Retreat was held May 14-16, 2007 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Access Grid Retreat is an annual event involving users, developers, and researchers concerned with the Access Grid software and with collaboration research.

The Access Grid Retreat was an ideal environment for the AG community to share recent experiences and research findings, to present ideas for future AG technical directions, and to train and educate AG newcomers. Jimmy and Beth Miklavcic attended this retreat to learn more about the Access Grid system and its development. New additions to the system included a web-based interface that will give Another Language's Internet audiences the opportunity to view all the Access Grid video streams directly through the web site. Beth established a connection with Mike Daly of Cardiff University in Wales. He has developed an animated, three dimensional system for arranging the Access Grid windows across the display.

Slice of Life 2007

Slice of Life 2007 Conference is an event where medical and health science educators and developers gather from around the world to explore and share the uses of multimedia and information technology in education. The focus is on cutting edge developments, implementation and evaluation of courseware, e Learning, distance learning; web enhanced curricula, wireless mobile computing, graphic design, animation and digital video. Jimmy Miklavcic was invited to give a keynote presentation about Another Language's InterPlay projects. On June 30, Jimmy presented InterPlay: Stepping Out of the Box that described the creative processes involved in developing an InterPlay performance.

Neumont University Theatre Class

Although Neumont University is a technical institution, it also offers classes in the arts to promote creative thinking. Theatre instructor, Jenni Lou Oakes invited Beth and Jimmy to show how Another Language integrates the latest technologies into its creative process. On August 16, 2007, Beth and Jimmy offered the lecture InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire to Ms. Oakes' theatre students.

DRHA 2007

The Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) 2007 was held at Dartington College of Arts in Totnes, Devon England on September 9-12. It brought together creators, practitioners, users, distributors, and custodians of Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities.

Over the last decade the annual DRHA conferences have constructed an unusual kind of meeting place for the Humanities: a space in which researchers, curators, and distributors of digital resources could meet and share perspectives on their complementary agendas. This year, the conference explored major issues at the interface between traditional humanities scholarship and the creative arts, by focusing on their differing or complementary approaches to the deployment of digital technologies. The conference showcased the very best in current practice across the widest spectrum of digital applications in the arts and humanities.

The campus of Dartington College of Art resides on a picturesque and historical estate that was founded in the fourteenth century. Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic presented their co-authored paper, InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire on Tuesday, September 11, in Studio 1 of the Lower Close complex.

HTA 2007

The 2007 Humanities and Technology Conference - Sustainable Transformations: Technology and Its Environments was held at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana on October 4-6, 2007. The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores interactions of technology, science, the humanities, and the social sciences.

At this year's conference, Beth and Jimmy again presented InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire on Saturday October 6 at the Hulman Memorial Union on the Rose-Hulman campus.

College Music Society Conference 2007

The College Music Society held its fiftieth national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 15-18, 2007. W. Scott Deal formerly of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is now a research faculty at Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis. Scott has been a collaborator in the InterPlay projects since 2004 and he invited Beth and Jimmy to participate in his lecture/performance Performance Beyond Place: Music in a Multi-Disciplinary Telematic Performance. Beth restaged the opening segment of InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno with original performers Travis Eberhard, William Ferrer and Jenni Lou Oakes along with new performers Sylvia Martinez and Priscilla Steed. Scott performed percussion with the vocalists while camera operators Natalie Murdock and Ben Hunt delivered video to be included in Jimmy's digital video mix.

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Jan Abramson
Rindy Engleman
Jennifer & Kevin Gray
Patricia Green
Tanya Johnson
Sylvia Ring
Pauline Blanchard
Barbara & Dave Chamberlain
Lynn Decker
Victoria Rasmussen




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