This project was initiated in 2003 by Avatar Body Collision, who are Vicki Smith, Leena Saarinen, Karla Ptacek and Helen Varley Jamieson. The project continues to be managed by Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson. For more information about the Colliders, please visit www.avatarbodycollision.org.
The UpStage application was originally written by Douglas Bagnall, who is a digital artist with a background in open source development of online projects. His artistic work includes the development of a film-making robot and a cloud-classifier; visit http://halo.gen.nz/ for more information.
At the end of 2010, former AUT student Paul Rohrlach joined the team as a developer and server administrator and in 2011 Francesco Buonaiuto became our volunteer documenter. Many other artists are involved in the annual UpStage Festival, and we have a growing team of open source developers who are supporting the maintenance and development of the software.
Since December 2004, the UpStage server has been generously hosted by Citylink.
Thanks to Anne Philpott, we have an ongoing relationship with Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) which has seen teams of final year software development students working on UpStage as their major project since 2006.
The AUT UpStage teams1 to date are:
Many other people have contributed to the development of UpStage through encouragement, advice, user testing, feedback, and simply believing that it was possible. The project team thanks every one of you.
If you are interested in being a part of the development of UpStage, you can join the developer list, https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/upstage-list.
If you would like to be kept informed about events in UpStage, you can join the announcements list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/upstage-announce.
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