Naomi Smyth

PhD researcher at Bath Spa University
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Naomi Smyth is a PhD researcher at Bath Spa University, focusing on the creative and technological responses of theatre artists to COVID restrictions with narrative experiences that use audience embodiment and immersive technologies.

Naomi Smyth is a PhD researcher at Bath Spa University, focusing on the creative and technological responses of theatre artists to COVID restrictions with narrative experiences that use audience embodiment and immersive technologies.

Naomi has a practice background as a designer and creator of immersive theatre and interactive installations, working with Glastonbury, Boomtown and Shambala Festivals and companies including The Invisible Circus and Beyond The Ridiculous.

Play and vulnerability is central to Naomi’s practice and research.

Articles by Naomi Smyth

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23.04.21 Expanded Performance

Livenesses in Digital Performance

by Naomi Smyth  and Naomi Smyth

Naomi introduces us to her research approach to identifying multiple kinds and strategies of liveness in digital performance. Sharing findings from both her PhD and her time on the Expanded Performance Pathfinder.