Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Hope Hutman: Twitch Odyssey

An adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey invites the audience to help create the content

Hope Hutman "Twitch Odyssey"

Homer is back in town. He’s back to claim his place as the greatest storyteller in the West. But he’s in for a surprise.Twitch Odyssey is a performance that allows the audience, individually and collectively, to have a hand in creating and shaping the content and direction of the narrative and the storyworld. Presented as performance in physical space, an installation, and a live stream on, this adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey invites the audience to create moments of content that will be included in the streamed performance (both physical world and virtual world).

Hope Hutman is an MFA Candidate in Digital Art and New Media at UC Santa Cruz. She has worked with major movie studios and advertising agencies to create transmedia experiences mostly to sell stuff or to highlight cool technology which is what lead her back to school. Her work has been presented at the Williamstown Theater Festival, SF Fringe Festival, YBCA, and Digital Hollywood. She has a BA in English Literature from Grinnell College.