Links to articles, thesis, sites and other research that refer to UpStage, and related areas of research. If you know of anything that isn’t here, please email Please also refer to the UpStage Festivals documentation for media releases, interviews and other material about each specific festival.

Recordings of UpStage performances

People often ask us for recordings of UpStage performances, and we are amassing quite an archive of these. However, we do not make them available directly on this web site because we don’t want the recording to take precedent over the live event. Cyberformance is live, lively and interactive! Recordings of performances lose that energy. (Also, we don’t want to fill up our server with gigabytes of digital video!)

If you want to access recordings of performances, please email; we can give you access to some recordings that are online, and if necessary there are more offline – we would need to charge you a small amount to cover the cost of making a dvd and posting it to you.

Showreels, with excerpts from festival performances, are available here.

Books, chapters and articles

Academic theses

Online Resources


Documented Presentations

  • Take Your Space in UpStage artist talk and UpStage presentation by Helen Varley Jamieson, online for, 21 November 2023.
  • FACETS Talk – video recording of a presentation by Helen Varley Jamieson, Coventry University, UK, October 2016: discussing UpStage, cyberformance and We have a situation!
  • TIP2013 (47MB Quicktime movie) – UpStage story and demonstration by Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson, using UpStage to present remotely from NZ and Germany to the conference in Hawaii, with a small online audience; thanks to James Cunningham for the recording.
  • Libre Graphics Meeting 2012– presentation about UpStage (by Helen), DownStage (by Martin), APO33 (by Jenny) and Lightning performance by Helen, Jenny & Miljana.
  • UpStage: scène virtuelle & performance participative en ligne – slides from a presentation by Martin Eisenbarth at APO33, Nantes, France, 1 February 2012
  • Performing Open Source – presentation by Helen at LiWoli, Linz, Austria, May 13 2011.
  • “UpStage – an open source web-based platform for cyberformance” – presentation by Helen at the 2010 Libre Graphics Meeting, Brussels: video documentation.