Coates is a performance artist/producer who puts together original works to address the impact of technology in our society -- by using technology, including Internet and a whole host of interactive multimedia tools, combined with live theatre in a physical site. This guy is way out there - and doing it beautifully (and he's partnered with some high-powered silicon valley companies to do it).
This web page -- which he calls a "web stage" -- is one of the most beautiful and best designed pages I've seen. It knocks your socks off! The "look" also makes a statement about his work. It is powered by Java and seemed to me to run/load faster than most sites, in spite of lots of pictures.