Observatory represents a large scale multifaceted research project dedicated to examination of human response to live performance of mediated characters and telepresence. The study aims to break the barriers between live theatre, multi-media and performance art by interfacing the inherent risk in theatrical performance with that found in the increasingly socially driven world of cyberspace.

Lead by UWM Assistant Professor Rebecca Holderness, a team of diverse specialists is being assembled with the intention of designing the research path of the project and the Trans/Act System represents a technique and methodology certain to be critical to practical aspects of Observatory.

technology, design and education for theatre arts