Immersion and Ghosts: An Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality in Performance

Toasterlab’s Involvement

Toasterlab developed and delivered the Immersion and Ghosts workshop.


This workshop introduced participants to tools used in the creation and playback of augmented and virtual reality content and its performance applications. This included looking at spherical 360-degree 2D and 3D video recording, binaural audio, and augmented reality. Participants explored how these tools can be used to both enhance and document live performance projects.

Participants examined popular consumer cameras, mobile apps, and online platforms that make getting started with these technologies easy and accessible. They also considered affective examples of VR content and how this theatrical medium makes us consider time in our scenography. Looking at the emerging technologies just newly embedded in the latest iPhone, it’s clear that these are here to stay.

Performance Runs

The workshops took place in Taipei in July of 2017 as part of World Stage Design.

Relevant People/Organizations