Coriolanus Online

Tom Gorman (Artist), Mikko Kanninen (Artist), Tiina Syrja (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchPerformance


Taking the text of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus as a basis for study, students from both Tampere University (Finland) and Coventry University (UK) worked on a small section of the script (3:3) in both Finnish and English. A ‘virtual space’ was created in both locations through the re-purposing of videoconferencing technology and the use of large rear projection screens, high speed internet connections and unidirectional, hypercardioid microphones. Moreover, a unified spatial design and a careful use of lighting gave the actors the illusion that they were occupying the same physical space.
Original languageFinnish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Research Output

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Article

Immersive Telepresence: A framework for training and rehearsal in a postdigital age

Gorman, T., Syrja, T. & Kanninen, M., Oct 2019, "Blended and online education within European university networks": Overview of papers on Higher Education for the Future as presented during the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference in Madrid, October 2019. Ubachs, G. & Joosten-Adriaanse, F. (eds.). European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), p. 237-252 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
  • There is a world elsewhere: rehearsing and training through immersive telepresence

    Gorman, T., Kanninen, M. & Syrja, T., 2019, In : Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 10, 2, p. 208-226 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The coriolanus online project

    Kanninen, M., Syrjä, T. & Gorman, T., Oct 2016, AcademicMindtrek '16 Proceedings of the 20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference. New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 457-459 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    Coventry University Excellence Award for Internationalisation of the Curriculum

    Tom Gorman (Recipient), Mikko Kanninen (Recipient) & Tiina Syrja (Recipient), 29 Jun 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

    QS Reimagine Education Gold Award for best Arts and Humanities Project 2016

    Tom Gorman (Recipient), Mikko Kanninen (Recipient) & Tiina Syrja (Recipient), 6 Dec 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Cite this

    Gorman, T. (Artist), Kanninen, M. (Artist), & Syrja, T. (Artist). (2016). Coriolanus Online. Performance