Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Granting Department

Computer Engineering

Major Professor

Adriana Iamnitchi, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Robert Lawrence, M.F.A.

Committee Member

Srinivas Katkoori, Ph.D.


Social Networks, Social Sculpture, Cloud Computing, Dance, Mobile Computing


The Tango Panopticon project merges art with technology to create a live and synchronous art experience which is just as much about the participants as it is about the observers. The goal of this project is to create a dialogue between observers of the event in the hopes of creating new social connections where there were none before. This goal is achieved by allowing observers to view the event from anywhere around the world on a computer via the internet and participate in a dialogue with other users on the website.

The other objective of this project is to create a multimedia internet platform for other art projects to use. Other artists that are interested in hosting their own live synchronous event will be able to use the platform we have created and customize it to the specific needs of their project.