More than 20 years ago our friend and colleague Professor John Carroll wrote Digital Drama: A Snapshot of Evolving Forms (Carroll, 2002). Almost a decade since John’s passing in October 2011 we reflected on his thinking and writing in this area and considered what evolution, if any, might be apparent in contemporary modes of drama. We thought a contribution in a landmark volume such as this would provide a way to explore and explain the interweaving paths of practice between drama, learning and technology. In this chapter we reflect on what we describe as four critical developments that have intersected with the prosocial and embodied practice implicit in drama education and digital technologies that interact with the body and the self. The four categories we discuss come under four imperfect headings: the quantified self (Lupton, 2016a), the mediated self (Hepp & Couldry, 2018), the augmented self (Papagiannis, 2017) and the imaginative self (Rahman et al., 2012).
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Drama in Education|
|Editors||Mary McAvoy, Peter O'Connor|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367430450, 9781032197364|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|