Connecting people and place through interactive digital performance
Dr Misha Myers
Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance and Course Director of Creative Arts/ Research Fellow
Research and Experience
Misha Myers is a Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. She connects people to one another and place through performance that is staged and moves between physical and digital environments. She brings together communities, audiences and teams of diverse experience and expertise to collaborate and address social problems through expressive technologies and interaction. As a Co-investigator on the ARC Discovery Project ‘Staging Australian Women’s Lives’ (2020-2023) she is working to digitally archive and re-perform how Australian women theatre makers have crafted and rehearsed responses to social inequalities on the stage. Her transmedia performance game for smartphone Nobody’s Ocean (2016) put audiences to the test as Homer’s Odysseus trying to find his way home in the streets of Melbourne and at The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture. As a UK Arts Humanities Research Council UnBox Research Fellow she co-designed the game Bumper Crop (2013) with NGO Digital Green and farmers in India. Her interactive multimedia storytelling platform way from home (2004), which attracted an AOL Innovation in the Community Award, brought together UK public officials with inhabitants with refugee experience to walk, talk and map remembered landscapes of home.
Intermedial Performance, Expressive Technologies, Immersive and Located Experiences, Human-Interface-Environment Interaction