Heck it's hard to keep this site "up to date"; to be honest, I don't really try - I'm far to busy with myriad cyberformance projects. But what is NEWS for 2012 is the cyposium - a one-day online cyberformance symposium to be held on 12 October, featuring papers about cyberformance and moderated discussions. This should be interesting!
Cyberformance is the term I coined in 2000 to describe my experiments in live performance with remote performers coming together in real time via free internet chat applications. It came out of the need to find a word that avoided the polarisation of virtual and real, and the need for a new term (rather than "online performance" or "virtual theatre") for a new genre. My Masters thesis, Adventures in Cyberformance: experiments at the interface of theatre and the internet, outlines what cyberformance is and could be.
Much has changed since 2000; there are now many different artists experimenting in all kinds of forms of cyberformance and networked performance, and using the internet as a medium for live performances. And my own work continues to evolve. This site, infrequently updated, is an attempt to make more accessible the variety of work that could come under the cyberformance umbrella. It's very incomplete; please if something is missing.
Here's my (again, incomplete)networked/distributed/telematic cyberformance timeline. Feel free to if you know of something i've left out.
Francesco Buonaiuto's Performance online timeline.
Aether9's timeline of Communication Art.
The Walker Art Centre Telematics Timeline (has more spam entries than genuine entries)
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