Erik Geelhoed is a Research Fellow at University College Falmouth working on the Vconect program. Previously, with a background in psychology, he worked (1992 – 2009) at Hewlett-Packard Research Labs emphasising the importance of user requirements research in technology development and design. He worked with a number of art and community organisations during his time at HP. For Vconect, Erik has conducted requirement studies for mediated performance with actors and dancers; audience research using Galvanic Skin Response sensors; user evaluations of automated editing (Orchestration) in social media settings; for Portuguese Telecom user research on social media. He is working with Cornwall based theatre companies to apply Vconect technologies in performance.