Professor Gabriella Giannachi



with Kwastek K, Tolmie P, Benford S, Lowood H, Clausen B, Wood K, Osborn J, Histories of Performance Documentation: Museum, Artistic and Scholarly Practices, London and New York, Routledge, 2017.

Archive Everything:mapping the everyday, MIT Press, 2016.

with Kaye N, Shanks M, Archaeologies of presence, 2012.

with Kaye N, Shanks M, Archaeologies of Presence: Acting, Performing, Being, Routledge, 2012.

with Benford S, Performing Mixed Reality, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MITP, 2011.

with Kaye N, Performing Presence: Between the LIve and the Simulated, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2011.

The politics of new media theatre: Life™, 2006.

with Stewart N, Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts, Peter Lang, 2005.

Virtual Theatres: an Introduction, Routledge, 2004.

with Kaye N, Staging the Post-Avant-Garde: Italian Experimental Performance after 1970, Peter Lang, 2002.

with Luckhurst M, On Directing, London, Faber and Faber, 1999.


with Sinker R, Stack J, Locatelli C, Carletti L, Price D, McAuley D, Coughlan T, Benford S, ArtMaps: A Technology for Looking at Tate's Collection, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Leonardo/ International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 2016

Documenting the user experience, Revista de Historia da Arte, Instituto de Historia da Arte, 2015, 32-46

with Benford S, Greenhalgh C, Anderson B, Jacobs R, Golembewski M, Jirotka M, Stahl BC, Timmermans J, Adams M, The ethical implications of HCI's turn to the cultural, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 22, no. 5, 2015

with Barrett W, Farley P, Chapman A, Cadbury T, Lawrence R, Burbage H, Time Trails: 'presencing' digital heritage within our everyday lives, Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presenca, vol. 4, no. 1, 2014, 97-114

with Locatelli C, Sinker R, Art-Mapping Smart-Cities: Accessing Art Collections Outside the Museum, Museums and the Web 2014, Silver Spring MD, 2014

with Sinker R, Carletti L, Art maps - mapping the multiple meanings of place, International Journal of Art and Design Education, vol. 32, no. 3, 2013, 362-373

with Benford S, Greenhalgh C, Walker B, Marshall J, Rodden T, Uncomfortable user experience, Communications of the ACM, vol. 56, no. 9, 2013, 66-73

with Benford S, Greenhalgh C, Crabtree A, Flintham M, Walker B, Marshall J, Koleva B, Egglestone SR, Adams M, Performance-led research in the wild, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 20, no. 3, 2013

with Benford S, Interaction as performance, Interactions, vol. 19, no. 3, 2012, 38-43

with Tolmie P, Benford S, Flintham M, Brundell P, Adams M, Tandavanitj N, Row Farr J, 'Act Natural: Instructions, Compliance and Accountability in Ambulatory Experiences', ACM, 2012, 1519-1528

Representing, Performing and Mitigating Climate Change in Contemporary Art Practice, Leonardo, vol. 45, no. 2, 2012

with Benford S, Greenhalgh C, Walker B, Marshall J, Rodden T, 'Uncomfortable Interactions', ACM, 2012, 2005-2014

with Lowood H, Worthey G, Price D, Rowland D, Benford S, Documenting Mixed Reality Performance: the case of CloudPad, Digital Creativity, 2012, 1-17

with Kaye N, Acts of presence: Performance, mediation, virtual reality, TDR - The Drama Review - A Journal of Performance Studies, vol. 55, no. 4, 2011, 88-95

with Benford S, Crabtree A, Flintham M, Greenhalgh C, Koleva B, Adams M, Tandavanitj N, Farr JR, Lindt I, Creating the spectacle: Designing interactional trajectories through spectator interfaces, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, vol. 18, no. 3, 2011

The Making of Empty Stages by Tim Etchells and HUgo Glendinning, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, vol. 17, no. 1, MITP, 2011, 124-131

with Foster J, Benford S, Chamberlain A, Rowland D, Riders Have Spoken: A practice-based approach to developing an information architecture for the archiving and replay of a mixed reality performance., International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media, vol. 6, no. 2, 2010, 209-223

with Wilkie A, Gaver W, Hemment D, Creative Assemblages: Organisation and Outputs of Practice-Led Research, Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 1, MITP, 2010, 90-91

with Chamberlain A, Rowland D, Foster J, Riders Have Spoken: Replaying and Archiving Pervasive Performances, Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 1, M I T PRESS, 2010, 90-91

with Wilkie A, Gaver W, Hemment D, Creative Assemblages: Organisation and outputs of practice-led research, Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 1, MIT Press, 2010, 98-99

with Leeson LH, Lynn Hershman Leeson in Conversation of Gabriella Giannachi, Leonardo, vol. 43, no. 3, MIT Press, 2010, 232-+

with Rowland D, Benford S, Foster J, Adams M, Chamberlain A, Blast Theory's Rider Spoke, its Documentation and the Making of its Replay Archive, Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 20, no. 3, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2010, 353-+

Recycling Site: a performance documentation of Raumlabor's Duismulsen U(topie)18, Contemporary Theatre Review, 2009

with Benford S, Temporal Convergence in Shared Networked Narratives: The Case of Blast Theory's Day of the Figurines, Leonardo, vol. 42, no. 5, M I T PRESS, 2009, 443-448

with Benford S, Temporal Expansion in Blast Theory's 'Day of the Figurines', PAJ, 2008, 60-69

with Adams M, Benford S, Pervasive Presence: Blast Theory's 'Day of the Figurines', Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 18, no. 2, 2008, 219-235

Exposing globalisation: Biopolitics in the work of critical art ensemble, Contemporary Theatre Review, vol. 16, no. 1, 2006, 41-50

with Kaye N, Presence, a short definition, Performance Research, vol. 11, Routledge, 2006

with Goodman L, Which Freedom, an overview of contemporary Bulgarian theatre, New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 32, 1992, 362-376

'Divina Two' in Turin, New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 30, 1992, 193-194

with Goodman L, A Theater for urban renewal, New Theatre Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 25, 1991, 27-34


with Dekker A, van Saale V, Expanding documentation and making the most of the cracks in the wall, in Slant T (eds) Documenting Performance, London: Methuen, 2016

Live Archive: A brief history of Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule] by Chip Lord, Curtis Schreier, Bruce Tomb, in Flyntz L (eds) The Present is the Form of All Life: Ant Farm’s Time Capsules 1968-2015, New York: Pioneer Works, 2016

Copy, Cut, Paste - Humans (Re-)Printed: Lynn Hershman Leeson's The Infinity Engine (2014-), in Bouchard G, Mermikides A (eds) Performance and the Medical Body, London: Methuen, 2016

with Kaye N, Shanks M, Introduction: Archaeologies of presence, in , , 2012, 1-25

with Etchells T, Kaye N, Looking back: A conversation about presence, 2006, in , , 2012, 183-194

Environmental presence, in , , 2012, 50-63

with Jacobs R, Benford S, Performing Nature's Footprint, in Arbury SA (eds) Visual and Performing Arts, Athens: Atiner, 2011, 393-404


Performance, the document, and the digital: the case of Lynn Hershman Leeson's 'Robertas', Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, 11th - 15th Jul 2016

Unfolding performance, Unfold, Amsterdam

with Coughlan T, Carletti L, Benford S, McAuley D, Price D, Locatelli C, Sinker R, Stack J, ArtMaps: Interpreting the Spatial Footprints of Artworks, CHI, Seoul, Korea, 18th - 23rd Apr 2015

with Sinker R, Stack J, Locatelli C, Carletti L, Price D, McAuley D, Coughlan T, Benford S, ArtMaps, Nodem, Warsaw, Poland, 1st - 3rd Dec 2014., 2014

with Carletti L, Coughlan T, Christensen J, Gerber J, Schutt S, Sinker R, Denner Dos Santos C, Structures for Knowledge Co-creation Between Organisations and the Public, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Baltimore

with Barrett W, Lawrence R, Cadbury T, Burbage H, Chapman A, Farley P, Exeter Time Trails, Nodem, Stockholm, 1st - 4th Dec 2013., 2013

Documenting Performance: Playing and Replaying Archives of Art and Heritage., ATHE 2013, Orlando, Florida, 1st - 5th Aug 2013

with Carletti L, Price D, McAuley D, Digital Humanities and Crowdsourcing: An Exploration, Digital Humanities and Crowdsourcing: An ExplorationMW2013: Museums and the Web 2013, Portland, OR, 17th - 20th Apr 2013., 2013

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Documenting the user experience: the cases of Blast Theory's Rider Spoke, Tate's Art Maps, RAMM's Moor Stories and Exeter Time Trails, Performing Documentation in the Conservation of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, 20th - 21st Jun 2013

with Carletti L, Price D, Sinker R, McAuley D, Stack J, Beaver K, Mundy J, Art Mapping in Paris, CHI 2013, Paris, 27th Apr - 2nd May 2013

with Kaye N, Performing Presence: Steps in and out of Performance, Delegated Performance, Stanford University

with Lowood H, Rowland D, Benford S, Price D, CloudPad - a cloud-based documentation and archiving tool for mixed reality artworks, Digital HUmanities 2011, Stanford University, 19th - 22nd Jun 2011

with Rowland D, Benford S, Price D, The Documentation and Archiving of Mixed Media Experiences: the Case of Rider Spoke', Digital Futures, Nottingham, 11th - 13th Oct 2010

with M Gillies, N Kaye, D Swapp, Mediating Performance Through Virtual Agents, IVA 2009, 9th International Conference on Intelligent virtual Agents, Amsterdam

with Benford S, Koleva B, Rodden T, From Interaction to Trajectories: Designing Coherent Journeys Through User Experience, CHI 2009, Boston, Massachusetts. ACM Press, 2009

with Benford S, Temporal Trajectories in Shared Interactive Narratives, CHI 2008, Florence, Italy. ACM Press, 2008

with Flintham M, Benford S, Adams M, Day of the Figurines: Supporting episodic storytelling on mobile phones, 4th International Conference on Virtual Storytelling, St Malo, FRANCE, 5th - 7th Dec 2007. Virtual Storytelling, Proceedings, vol. 4871, 2007, 167-175

Conference proceedings

with Jacobs R, Benford S, Selby M, Golembewski M, Price D, A conversation between trees: What data feels like in the forest, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2013, 129-138


with Price D, Rowland D, Benford S, CloudPad documentation and archiving tool, 2010