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Constructing Audiences in Scientific Controversy - Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy
"Scientists, their allies, and opponents engage in struggles not just over what is true, but who may validate, access, and engage contentious knowledge. Viewed through the metaphor of theater, science is always performed for an audience, and that audience is constructed strategically and with consequence. Insights from theater studies, the public understanding of science, and literature on boundary work and framing contribute to a proposal for a framework to explore the construction of audiences during scientific controversy, consisting of three parameters: history, composition, and role. Applying this framework to the controversy over the presence of genetically modified maize in Mexico demonstrates how multiple and contested audiences form during a scientific controversy. Different scientific “productions” construct distinct or overlapping audiences
science  communication  controversy  theater  performance  audience  public-understanding 
may 2011 by tsuomela
THEATER | The absurd(ist) success of playwright Lonnie Carter | Twin Cities Daily Planet | Minneapolis - St. Paul
How playwright Lonnie Carter prevails is a mystery worthy of the Sphinx. Actually, it's a wonder he's survived. But, a living breathing exception that proves the rule, Carter is that rare absurdist who, while being faithful to the craft, is also a commercial success.
theater  play  writing  absurdism 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Mozart Was a Red by Murray N. Rothbard
"Mozart Was a Red" is, to my knowledge, Murray N. Rothbard's one and only play. It is a form unusual for him, but one well suited to its subject: the cult that grew up around the novelist Ayn Rand and flourished in the 60s and early 70s. For the principal figures of Rand's short-lived "Objectivist" movement were indeed like characters out of some theatrical farce.
theater  play  libertarian  humor  satire  about(AynRand) 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Federal Theatre Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Projects Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art.
art  government  subsidy  great-depression  1930s  wpa  theater  history  american-art 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Four Humors Theater
creators of Mortem Capiendum from 2008 MN Fringe.
theater  minneapolis  minnesota  improvisation  comedy 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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