Yesterday, guested by the Van Abbe Museum in Groningen in a Symposium on the theme: “Urban Screens Prelude to Virtual Reality in Public Spaces?” and together with Evert van Loenen from Philips Research, I have presented a preview of the EPQ Junglescape installation.
The Symposium was part of the program of the Image Radio Festival.
The Auditorium of the Museum was decorated by the enhanced version of Unlikely Canvases, hosted into a 42″ Philips display hanged on the wall, that expressed with strength the concept of ambient aesthetics connected to the protoquadro. The film previewed with the audience in the museum will be on-line in the next days. It shows EPQ-Junglescape on the 4 windows of the Shop window installation in Homelab premises.
Invited speaker were Mirjam Struppek, George Fifield, Evert van Loenen and Federico Bonelli, moderated and introduced by Carmin Karasic.
A short clip documenting modes of interaction between passers by and the shopwindow installation at Philips Homelab showing Junglescape was shown to a attentive audience inside Evert van Loenen presentation. Many question followed in during the panel discussion and between panelers and guests in the following dinner.
The event was streamed live by citytv.nl
(photo of F.B. is from brian pagan, public on flickr, thanks Brian!)