There has been so much quantum teleportation in the news recently it was hard to choose which to include in this post. The scheme presented the New York Times June 2, 2014 is presented below. The basics of teleportation knowledge will inevitably become a part ofour everyday lives, in much the same way that computer knowledge is now accepted and expected as commonplace.
The first paper on the project, titled PerformingTransportation Transformation: Migration, Teleportation, and Railways, was presented at the 2013 FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research (http://www.firt2013barcelona.org/) which took place in Barcelona, Spain 22nd – 26th July. This year’s conference theme was Re-Routing Performance and the project’s paper was presented as a part of the Experimental Research Panel. The conference paper used performance as the point of convergence to bring together and exploit three seemingly disparate understandings around the process of journeying, highlighting concepts of and challenges to identity and belonging.
It was a pleasure to be a part of the more than eight hundred international delegates gathered researching religion/spirituality, politics, gender, race/ethnicity, war, translation, architecture, community and family structures, science, history, science, and geography through the lens of theatre and performance.