F A L L VOLUME 43 * NUMBER 4 THEATRE on the Cover ◗ During the USA Day ceremony, spectators are invited to decorate the performers' white jumpsuits. (Photo: Mary Tarantino) DESIGN & 2007 TECHNOLOGY 10 TRAVELING WITH USITT by Nancy Simon with photos by Carl Walling A veteran traveler says the USITT study tours nourish her both as a theatre practitioner and a human being. 14 FOLK COSTUMES IN THE BALKANS by Abby Wurster Museums visited on the study tour were full of ethnographic discoveries. 18 10 18 22 SCENOFEST AND THE PARADE OF BIRDS by Rebecca Cunningham Dozens of fanciful student-made birds paraded through the streets and puddles of Prague. 22 THE VIEW FROM THE GENERAL COMMISSIONER by Arnold Aronson The general commissioner of PQ07 looks back at his goals, highlights some of the exhibition's accomplishments, and forecasts some of the issues that his successor will inherit. 27 SOUND AT THE 2007 PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL by Richard K. Thomas This year's PQ saw an explosion of sound design and music composition. 36 A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE 2007 PQ Correction The Subtext Book Reviews Inside USITT Advertisers by David Rodger with exhibition photography by Richard Finkelstein Even a quick glance demonstrates the magnitude of this quadrennial creative event. 7 48 WHO WON AT THE PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL? 9 70 76 80 by Dennis C. Beck Jurors picked the exceptional from an Olympic-sized pool of the excellent. 57 TECHNOLOGY AND THE SEARCH FOR NEW METAPHYSICS IN PRAGUE by Randy Gener New media can rectify some distortions caused by exhibiting design out of its context. 67 CROSS-CONTINENTAL COLLABORATION by Mark Shanda Three schools from three continents worked together on a project that culminated at PQ.