area: Performance, Research
recommending institutionFulbright Commission
time periodMarch 2016 - April 2016
Josephine Dorado is a social entrepreneur, producer, professor, and performing artist whose work focuses on the innovative convergence of physical and digital experiences, arts with technology, and games with calls to action. Her work has been awarded both a Fulbright Scholarship and a MacArthur Foundation Award in Digital Media & Learning. She continues to be involved with the Fulbright community as President of the Board of Directors in NYC. Previously, Josephine founded Kidz Connect, a virtual cultural exchange program that connects youth internationally through creative collaboration and theatrical performance in virtual worlds. She currently teaches at The New School, specializing in Digital Advocacy and Networked Collaboration, and is a trainer for the State Department’s TechCamps, an initiative to aid civil society organizations in developing countries by building their digital capacities. Her speaking engagements include Talks @ Google, TEDxFulbright, SXSW, IgniteNYC and SIGGRAPH. She balances her work in online spaces with her passion for teaching Pilates, combining a technology-infused life with a physical, embodied way of being. Her next venture is reACTor, a mobile news game that encourages activism around news stories that people care about.
SOME COLLISIONS is an immersive theater and interactive performance installation that synthesizes stories of science and scars with media narratives, creating a map of our collisions with the world. As physical beings, we collide with other beings and objects, and some collisions leave scars. Every scar represents a negative space, an absence filled with a presence. They manifest physically and emotionally: on bodies, in minds, and on the landscapes around us. By gathering stories throughout the Fulbright community, refugee communities and other groups, a continuous cross-platform narrative will be woven that explores personal as well as cultural scars and the moments make our tissue more complex.