The Interactive Deep Dive brings together a team of 10 interactive experience designers for a 9-month intensive creative lab exploring new applications of interactive story. The team creates monthly Community Outreach Interactive performances custom-designed for specific communities (e.g. women's shelters, civic organizations, underrepresented populations, etc.) experiences, hosts bi-monthly Industry Meetups, Research briefings for leaders in the fields of virtual reality, education, hospitality, healthcare, simulation, training, digital gaming, and immersive entertainment and culminates with a National Showcase A performance synthesizing live and digital interactive performance presented at a major national festival presentation.
Gain exclusive access to participate in creativity workshops just for sponsors.
Find yourself with a little extra cash sitting in your pocket each month.
Receive advance VIP reservations for Deep Dive playtests, previews, and shows.
Nominate your favorite organization to receive a Deep Dive interactive outreach experience.
The mission of the Deep Dive is
Housing Sponsorship lasts for 9 months, from August 2017 through April 2018. We are looking for sponsors who can offer a room for the full 9 months, however, if you can offer only a few months, that still may prove helpful.
No. Our studio space is in East Austin, but housing can be anyplace in the city.
Each Deep Dive team member needs a private bedroom with bathroom and kitchen privileges.
The Deep Dive team are fun, creative, multi-disciplinary artists, committed to developing new ways to transform the world through applied interactive story. As house guests, team members are also friendly, clean, quiet, and considerate. To assure a good housing match, we set up online get-to-know-you interviews. When you make your decision, your new house guest signs a “House Rules” agreement that you can tailor to your needs.
You receive $1,000 for being a Housing Sponsor, however, we hope that you share our vision of this as more than a financial proposition. This an an opportunity to help bring joy, creativity, and community connection to Austin in a new and exciting way.
As a Housing Sponsor, you’re also eligible to
No one. All members of the Deep Dive team cover their own living expenses and pay no tuition to participate the Deep Dive. The beneficiaries of this project are the Austin community and the Deep Dive team, who all receive the benefits of the Deep Dive free of charge.
Your housing sponsorship helps make this possible!
Jeff Wirth directs the Interactive Deep Dive. He is the Director of the Interactive PlayLab in New York City, where he conducts training, research, and prototype development in the field of interactive performance. Prior to that, Jeff served on the faculty of the University of Central Florida where he founded and ran the Interactive Performance Lab for 10 years. He authored the book, Interactive Acting, has written and directed over 100 interactive experiences, and consulted for clients that include Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and Disney Imagineering. His eclectic background also includes ballroom dancing, computer programming, and clowning for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.
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