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The Learning Conference 2003

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From Desert to Deep Space: Designing Digital Drama

Tim Walker, Basil Psanoudakis.

Over the last five years we have been translating and reinventing popular film narratives into digital dramas, incorporating multimedia design concepts with live performance.
Our last two productions have seen a collaboration between the students of two schools, in a simultaneous netcast production, and a split-venue performance in the same school. Both productions divided, audience cast and production teams
2003 sees a collaboration across the Simpson desert, to Queensland involving three schools, where a game of digital “pass the parcel” will extend the traditional borders of performance praxis.
This paper will cover some of the key aspects of our past productions and present the development of our current drama project.


Tim Walker  (Australia)
Teacher In Charge - Drama
Lynwood Senior High School
Education Department of Western Australia

Tim Walker is an English and Drama teacher at Lynwood Senior High School in Western Australia. In 1994 he was instrumental in the creation of the Performing and Visual Arts Learning Area at Rockingham Senior High School and was the acting Head of that department during 1995/96. For the last three Years he has developed and directed innovative drama productions incorporating multimedia technologies.

Basil Psanoudakis

  • Digital
  • Drama
  • MultiMedia

(30 min Conference Paper, English)