Kyle Stooshnov

PhD

Biography

Kyle Stooshnov is a PhD candidate in Literacy Education, researching on the correlation between drama education and virtual reality. He teaches Fine Arts in the North Vancouver School District and is active within the arts-based research community at UBC. One of the courses he designed and taught is a summer institute for the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program, titled Virtual Reality: Viewpoints on a New Medium; graduate students created a narrative structure for their 360º panoramic video while exploring topics on VR, starting with the Viewpoints Technique developed by stage directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. His dissertation, The Virtual Renaissance, inquires into the affordances of the emerging technology as it relates to Shakespeare, cinema, Kabuki and Brecht, among other influences that delve into the alchemy of consciousness.

Research

1. Arts-based research, 2. Virtual reality, 3. Drama education, 4. Alchemy, 5. Quantumeracy