Streaming has become ubiquitous during the Covid-19 pandemic, but are you aware that video streaming has been used in performance for more than 50 years and the telephone was originally designed to transmit live opera performances? This workshop will give you an historical overview of performing at a distance, discuss best practices for working with remote audiences, and introduce the software, cameras, microphones, and techniques most frequently used in 2020.

Kirk Woolford:


A new stage age: why theatres should embrace digital technology (2010):

Electronic Cafe International (Hole in Space):

Telematic Dreaming, Paul Sermon:


Diller + Scofidio Refresh:

Liveform Telekinetics:

Waag Connected:

The Virtual Embrace:

Telematic Sonic Performances:

An overview of Telepresence:

Current Projects

ACE Digital R&D Fund:

Digital R&D Fund for the Arts project Archive:

Coney, Better Than Life

ISEA New Media Performance:

Streaming Software:

Open Broadcaster Software:

Zoom Webinars:

BlueJeans Events:

Max/MSP Networking:

Open Sound Control:

Jack (Synchonising Audio)



Streaming Hardware:

Elgato Cam Link:

Elgato HD60 S+ Capture Card:

Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K:

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter: