The Simulated Environment for Theatre (SET) research team is comprised of researchers and assistants from universities across Canada who, collectively, have expertise in theatre, humanities computing, multimedia, graphic design, computer science and English. Their interests lie in the analysis, display, and reception of text, performance and graphics through technology. Since the project began in 2003, at various stages of development, the team has had the opportunity to collaborate with a number of researchers, professors and students in the design, programming and testing of the SET Interface.

The Simulated Environment for Theatre (SET) research team came together in 2008 to enhance and build upon the capabilities of its predecessor, Watching the Script, a 2-dimensional digital environment for reading, exploring, and directing plays. Watching the Script was developed by members of the Experimental Reading Workshop (ERW), an open-ended research and design project collectively led by faculty, students and staff at the University of Alberta. Founded in 2003, the ERW currently operates under the umbrella of the Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts (CIRCA).


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Jennifer Roberts-Smith (University of Waterloo)

CO-INVESTIGATOR
Teresa Dobson (University of British Columbia)
Sandra Gabriele (York University)
Stan Ruecker (Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology)
Stéfan Sinclair (McGill University)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
Omar Rodriguez (University of Alberta)

SET CURRENT RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Shawn DeSouza-Coelho (University of Waterloo)
Alexandra Kovacs (University of Toronto)
Karen Taylor (University of British Columbia)
Jacqueline Wong (York University)

SET Team
SET team meeting, St. Jacob's, June 2012

SET PAST RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Annmarie Akong (York University)
Sally Fung (York University)
Ali Grotkowski (University of Alberta)
Marcelo Hong (York University)
Diane Jakacki (University of Waterloo)
David Lam (University of Waterloo)
Andrew MacDonald (McMaster University)
Leslie Northam (University of Waterloo)
Daniel So (York University)

WTS RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Matt Bouchard (University of Alberta)
Sandra Gabriele (University of Alberta)
Erich Homich (University of Alberta)
Milena Radzikowska (University of Alberta)
Bernie Roessler (University of Alberta)
Johnny Rodgers (McMaster University)
Andrea Ruskin (University of Alberta)
Anthony Sapp (University of Alberta)
Kirsten C. Uszkalo (University of Alberta)

FUNDING
SET –
SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2011-14)
SSHRC ITST (2009-11)
WTS –
SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2005-07)
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003-04)