Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre practitioner and digital artist from New Zealand, based in Germany. She has a Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology, investigating cyberformance (live performance on the internet) which she has practiced for over a decade. She is a founding member of the globally-dispersed cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision, a co-founder of UpStage, an open source web- based platform for cyberformance, and co-curator of online festivals involving artists and audiences internationally. She is also the “web queen” of The Magdalena Project and works with several women, arts and technology groups, creating solo and collaborative performances (online and off-line). Her cyberformance work has been presented at festivals and events around the world.