[-empyre-] Call out for subscriber projects / next projects - UpStage update

Daniel Lichtman danielp73 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 16:15:46 AEDT 2020

Dear Helen,

Thank you so much for sharing this project with the Empyre community!
Really great to read about the UpStage platform.

I am so curious to watch an example performance or two using the platform
to see how it works in action. Are there any examples or excerpts you
might be able to share with the list?


On Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 9:44 AM Helen Varley Jamieson <
helen at creative-catalyst.com> wrote:

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> hi everyone,
> in response to dan's invitation to share projects related to networked
> collaboration, distributed storytelling and digital community, i would like
> to give an update on what's happening with UpStage.
> some of you will be familiar with the online performance platform UpStage (
> https://upstage.org.nz/) as we've been around for quite some time - the
> platform was developed in 2003 and launched in 2004, and since then we've
> had series of online festivals and many other performances, online
> workshops and other activities. UpStage is a tool for artists to create
> innovative live performances that combine features including audio-visual
> conferencing, chat, animation, audio, live drawing, and more. performances
> often mix online and proximal spaces, and encourage active audience
> participation. it's an accessible online space for storytelling, creating,
> performing and playing.
> in recent years the platform started to get a bit old & creaky - geriatric
> really, in internet time; & it was dependent on flash, which was
> state-of-the-art in 2003 but is now all but obsolete. we've known for some
> years that a complete rebuild of the software was vital for the project to
> continue, but it proved extremely difficult to find funding for a truly
> global, independent, artist-led open source project. happily, this year we
> received funding from Creative Europe & the rebuild is now well underway.
> the new platform will be launched in september 2021 with a performance
> series called "Mobilise/Demobilise", which is an artistic collaboration
> between UpStage, Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus Graz (austria) and Teater
> InterAkt (sweden). after the launch, the new platform will be available for
> artists to use for their own work.
> if you would like to know more about UpStage and the Mobilise/Demobilise
> project, here are some links. the software is open source so you are very
> welcome to get involved in that via github, and we have mailing lists for
> announcements and developers, that you can join from links on the UpStage
> website. you can also write directly to me.
> UpStage website: https://upstage.org.nz/
> Mobilise/Demobilise project site: https://mobilise-demobilise.eu/
> Github: https://github.com/upstage-org/mobilise
> i wish you all a peaceful festive season & a "guten rutsch" as the germans
> say (i'm in munich) - literally a "good slide" into the new year.
> helen : )
> On 03.12.20 19:07, Daniel Lichtman wrote:
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> Hello Empyre subscribers,
> I wanted to welcome anyone and everyone again to share any projects you're
> working on that relate to networked collaboration, distributed storytelling
> and digital community. Feel free to interpret these themes broadly!
> I look forward to introducing Char Stiles and her Email project, and Open
> Weather, a project by Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann.
> Also looking forward to some further discussion about projects recently
> posted to the empyre list and to the exhibition website:
> http://accumulations.online/exhibition.html.
> More soon.
> Dan
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> http://www.upstage.org.nz
> https://mobilise-demobilise.eu
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