CIAC’S PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW PEDAGOGICAL MODEL FOR TEACHING CYBERPERFORMANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION APPROVED FOR FCT FUNDING
Submitted to the “Arts – Performing Arts Study” panel of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) IC&DT projects, CyPeT is CIAC’s new project approved for funding, which will begin in January 2022. It is a project that aims the theoretical and practical exploration of cyber performance, from creative, performative and communicational angles, with the goal of developing a new pedagogical model for its inclusion in higher education curriculms.
The rise of cyberperformance was reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which not only blocked the enjoyment of public spaces, but also contributed to an exponential increase in live experiences broadcast by a multitude of creators, across all social media networks. This new status demands a renovated research effort on the challenges placed by digital technology in the Performing Arts.
For a satisfactory understanding of this new reality and to structure, organize, and disseminate this knowledge, it is necessary to fully engage the human environment; explore the nature of artistic, creative, and performative digital literacies; examine the characteristics of social organization achieved through social media; consider the economic effects on artists’ experience of appreciation and earnings; and understand how calendars and commitments shape and organize our experience of time and social interaction.
The CyPet project team is composed by CIAC researchers Mirian Tavares, Pedro Alves da Veiga, Ana Clara Santos, Célia Vieira, Inês Guerra, Ana Carvalho, José Bidarra, Susana Costa and Juliana Wexel, from the University of Algarve, Open University and ISMAI – University of Maia.
The call for RTD&D projects in all scientific areas happens annually and is part of the FCT’s major structuring calls. Of the 4870 applications admitted for evaluation, 551 projects were selected for funding, representing an investment of 74.9 million euros supported through the FCT national funds budget.