I am an artist, performer, and educator with a focus on new applications for sensor-based technologies in a live theatre setting. The core premise of my art practice and scholarship is that the issues surrounding the meaningful integration of interactive digital systems into live performance are indicative of larger questions concerning culture and technology.
My research has centered on actor-training methodologies and, in particular, physical theatre practice as a means of illuminating new creative applications for interactive systems. From a study of highly collaborative, action-based, physical, and improvisational acting approaches, I have created a design framework for responsive media environments I call Points of Contact. I utilize the Points of Contact system in the creation of original performance works that feature human-computer interaction with audio-visual media.
I am currently developing a number of exercises that unite contemporary acting methods and responsive digital technologies to be incorporated into actor-training curricula for theatre performance. Other recent work includes the solo performance piece The Cure For All Disease, the science-fiction doom-cult spectacle We The New Community, and interactive video design for the dance-theatre piece Stairway to Stardom.