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UW's Lisowski to speak at conference about stage technology, safety

October 14, 2016
UW-Madison's Dan Lisowski will speak at a conference in Las Vegas about the ALICE Project and ways performers interact with their stage environment. 

Lisowski is an assistant professor with the Department of Theatre and Drama and the head of the Theatre Technology MFA Specialization. 

The ALICE Project (Augmented Live Interactively Controlled Environment) is a research project that combines existing technologies and the art of performance to help enhance the stage experience. The project experiments with video projection, entertainment automation, motion capture and virtual reality technologies to widen performance possibilities. 

The conference, titled "Protecting Alice: Advanced Functional Safety in Augmented Reality Performance" will focus on safety aspects of the ALICE Project. The conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22. 

UW-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama is housed within the School of Education.