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Next Tuesday STAPLR + a live feed of anonymous desk activity data + Twitter streams will be the basis for a performance by the students in Doug Van Nort’s class DATT 3200, Performing Telepresence, which will take place simultaneously in the DisPerSion Lab and all the branches of York University Libraries. You can watch, listen, participate and help perform from anywhere in the world. If you’re in or near Toronto, you can experience it in person.

Tuesday 9 February 2016, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

William Denton (York University Libraries)

Doug Van Nort (School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design)

and the

Students of DATT 3200 Performing Telepresence

Re­imagine the real­time streams emanating from, to and about York University Libraries in its physical and virtual homes. Featuring:


William Denton’s sonification of YUL reference desks (listen remotely at staplr.org)


Sound, Light and Text Instruments

created by Van Nort and students, that react to YUL reference data and to Twitter feeds (@yorkulibraries, @FrostLibrary, @BronfmanLibrary, @ScottLibrary, @SteacieLibrary, @dispersion_lab).

Performed between all branches of York University Libraries (Bronfman, Frost, Maps, Scott, SMIL, Steacie) and the DisPerSion Lab by DATT students, using Twitter as their interface.

Experience the immersive version at the DisPerSion Lab (334 Centre for Fine Arts),

Watch/Listen to the virtual feed (video, audio, Twitter) at dispersionlab.org

Participate and help perform the piece by tweeting @dispersion_lab