Experience Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Through Virtual Reality

The legendary plays put on by Shakespeare at the Globe Theater are no longer the stuff of history books. Students at the Florida International University in Miami have created an entire virtual world replicating the space, performances and atmosphere just as it was in 1598 London. A collaboration between architecture, computer science and theater students, the project (called I-CAVE) hopes to introduce a new way …

Library Discovers Shakespeare First Folio

A Shakespeare First Folio was recently discovered at a small public library in St. Omer, France. With only 233 of them known to have survived, First Folios are among some of the rarest books in the world, and since each one is slightly different, their minute incongruities offer a valuable glimpse into the playwright’s mind. Keep an eye out for the newly discovered tome to …

Leave Earth Behind: “The Universe is a Small Hat”

César Alvarez brings his fully participatory electronic musical to NYC's Babycastles to examine the eternal problem of designing an ideal society

It’s not extraordinarily uncommon to dream of packing your belongings, jumping on a spaceship and leaving Earth far, far behind. Motives may differ, from a hope to escape a planet polluted by unpleasantries, to an insatiable desire for adventure, but they all have one thing in common: whatever this planet has is just not enough. So what if the option were actually available? What if, …