The 121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberformance features 36 live performances created and presented in a variety of online platforms. UpStage, the Tap, Second Life, Visitors Studio, Skype and purpose-built interfaces are the sites for these innovative shows created specifically for the real-time interaction with online […]
As AUT students Heath Behrens and Vibhu Patel prepare for their final exams after a year working on the UpStage project, they have uploaded to SourceForge the beta version of UpStage 2.4.1 – congratulations and thank you! The new code will be implemented on the […]
UpStage version 2 was officially launched on 28 June 2007, with a function at the New Zealand Film Archive and the opening of a two-week exhibition. There was almost a scandal at the launch event when renegade cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision inadvertently began a […]
The beta version of UpStage 2 (UpStage 1.99) was released on Monday 30 April 2007. This version contains many new features, as well as fixing bugs and enhancing the stability of the software. New features include: drawing: a palette of tools that allows players to […]
UpStage 2 was officially launched on 28 June 2007, with an event at the NZ Film Archive, Wellington, NZ. This event also opened an exhibition that will run until 15 July, and incorporate the 070707 festival of performances in UpStage. Photos from the launch.
The alpha version of UpStage 2 is now available to download from SourceForge. It’s also live on the UpStage server, so if you’ve been participating in open sessions and performances before now you will notice some changes. Most of the bugs from UpStage 1 have […]
UpStage Version 1 was launched on 9 January 2004, at 6pm NZ time, at MediaLab South Pacific in Wellington, New Zealand and also online in UpStage. The online audience members were located in Auckland, New York, and somewhere else we haven’t identified yet, and Avatar […]
The initial development of UpStage received funding from the Smash Palace Collaboration Fund, a joint fund established by Creative New Zealand and the NZ Ministry of Research, Science and Technology to encourage collaborations between artists and scientists. MediaLab South Pacific was a project partner in […]