The Digital Performance Initiative (DPI) at Georgia Tech investigates the relationship between performance and digital media technologies through both theoretical reflection and practical experiments. The researchers involved in this interdisciplinary initiative include professors, graduate students and undergraduates from across the university, representing such diverse fields as computer science, media studies, performance, and engineering.

Based in the Wesley Center for New Media in the school of Literature, Communication, and Culture's Digital Media Program, the purpose of the DPI is to create performance experiments that push the boundaries of theoretical issues posed by performance in digital environments such as liveness, interactivity, time, and space.