Software projects are like gardens: they are ecosystems that require ongoing nurtuting and maintenance so that they can flourish; and they have life cycles – they evolve, and sometimes they die. At the 2019 Libre Graphics Meeting in Saarbrücken, the UpStage team led a […]
Letters to the Earth
On Friday 12 April 2019, at 9pm CET, UpStage joined theatres and arts organisations around the world in a global day of action coinciding with the international Extinction Rebellion and School Strike For Climate.
Helen’s Herbert Gallery Talk
In October 2016, Helen Varley Jamieson gave a talk at the Herbert Gallery, Coventry, about the project We have a situation!, cyberformance, UpStage and her work. The talk was recorded by Alan Van Wijgerden, and you can watch it below. The talk launched the project […]
Cyberformance and global civic engagement
A newly published book exploring how art can actively engage citizens in cultural and pedagogical discussions includes a chapter on the UpStage-based cyberformance project We have a situation!
Book launch: Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project
A new book about cyberformance will be launched in Cardiff, Wales on 26 April. Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project, by Christina Papagiannouli, examines the use of Internet platforms as theatrical, rehearsal and performance spaces and explores the interactive and political potentials of online theatre, questioning […]
UpStage at LGM 2016
UpStage is featured in the exhibition accompanying the 2016 Libre Graphics Meeting. The LGM is hosted this year by the University of Westminster, and the exhibition will be in the university’s London Gallery West, in the Harrow campus. The exhibition opens on 15 April as […]
Open walkthrough: streaming in UpStage
The next open walkthrough takes place on Monday 7th September (or Tuesday 8th if you are in the front part of the world) and will focus on audio-visual streaming in UpStage. Participants will learn how to set up an audio-visual stream using the Flash Media […]
After a hiatus to clean up some gnarly server issues and disentangle a few bugs in the new V3, UpStage will once again open its doors to anyone who is interested in discovering how this real-time digital performance platform can be used to create innovative […]
Designing Digital Creative Commons for the Performing Arts
Vicki and Helen will participate remotely in this workshop at the British HCI 2015 conference, presenting UpStage and contributing to the day’s discussions. The workshop “Designing Digital Creative Commons for the Performing Arts” aims to “bring together HCI designers, creative technologists, Performing Arts practitioners and theorists […]
We have a situation, Brasil!
Following on from the 2013 project We have a situation!, Helen Varley Jamieson will travel to Brasil in October to create a “situation” in Rio de Janeiro, on the topic of water pollution. It is part of Multicidade, an international festival of women in the performing arts. […]