Here are definitions for some of the terms that are used in this manual. Please let us know if something is missing.
Audience: people present online at a performance, but not logged in. The audience can participate via the text chat, but do not have access to the same tools as the players.
Avatar: a graphical icon that can be held and moved around the stage by a player, and that can speak.
Backdrop: a graphic which fills the stage behind any avatars and props that are placed on it. A backdrop can also extend behind the text chat.
Chatters: the online audience are often referred to as “chatters”, as they contribute to the performance via a text chat function.
Cyberformance: live online performance where remote players and/or audience use internet technologies to come together in real time.
Drawing: functionality that allows real time drawing directly onto the stage.
Foyer: the home page of an UpStage server – where the audience can come to see what's on, and where players can log in.
Mirror: the square on a stage that shows a Player which avatar they are currently holding.
Palette: e.g. "drawing palette" or "audio palette" – a set of tools for a particular function.
Player: a logged-in participant in a performance. Players have access to on-stage tools which allow them to manipulate avatars, backdrops and props.
Prop: a graphic which can be held by an avatar or placed on the stage.
Splash screen: a sort of "curtain" that appears over the stage while it loads; the splash screen has a bar to indicate how far through loading the stage is, as well as a welcome message which you can edit and the name of the stage.
Stage: a dynamic web page where you can place and move avatars, props and backdrops to create a performance.
Stage tools: tools visible on the stage to logged-in players (but not visible to the audience) that enable the players to manipulate media on the stage in real time.
Text chat: an input field and text chat window, where avatars’ speech and audience text appears and is visible to everyone; the text chat window can be scrolled up and down to read text that has been entered previously.
Tools: the buttons, sliders and icons that allow logged-in players to manipulate media.
Wardrobe: the interface through which players can select avatars on a stage; an alphabeticised and scrollable list of the icons and names of the avatars assigned to that particular stage.
Whispering: silent text communication between logged-in players that is not visible to the audience.Workshop: the “back stage” interface where logged-in Players can upload graphics, view existing graphics, create and manage stages and manage players.
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