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Born in Aotearoa, Sally Jane Norman is a New Zealander-French theorist/practitioner whose research is focused on live art and technology, author of numerous texts including studies commissioned by UNESCO, the Laboratoire des Arts du spectacle at the French National Scientific Research Centre, and the French Ministry of Culture. Docteur d'état (Institut d'études théâtrales, Paris III), co-/organiser of workshops, performances, and seminars exploring human interactions in digital environments at the International Institute of Puppetry (Charleville-Mézières), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), STEIM (Amsterdam), Phénix Theatre (Valenciennes), Ecole supérieure de l'image (Angoulême/ Poitiers), IRCAM (Paris); engaged on EU Framework projects since 1996, founder member of the European Cultural Backbone. Since September 2004, Director of Culture Lab, a project-driven interdisciplinary research facility at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.