MUSe stands for Mobile Urban Stage, but by taking the term “stage” as a verb, MUSe is rather an active device that stages events at particular urban sites. Furthermore, MUSe, as in the term’s classical sense, inspires artistic works and is a co-participant with the artists during creative performances. As such, MUSe is an intelligent and collaborative technological apparatus that will support research-creation agendas seeking to understand the relation of the urban form and the formation of publics through arts and ideas, media and mediation. The overarching theme is to tell stories about the city and its civic culture. MUSe initially is a physical artifact that demarcates space for the stage or site of the performance, the space of public participation, or the integration of the two.