Sunday, July 31, 2005

This is the opening 3 screen that people see at Siggraph or here at the REVE. Our screen is 18 feet tall with quadraphonic sound, so you get the idea. In the back room where the green screen is, we run around like mice on RedBull trying to get things happening in sync with the rest of the world. If you want to come see the show (August 1 to 4 at 7pm) here at the REVE you can find directions by clicking here

Caitlin and Mannie talking to their new friends in Korea, Australia, England, Miami and Chile . By now they feel very comfortable and at ease in the world stage. How many 11-12 year olds have experienced this? A few years from now I am sure we will reverse the question, who hasn't? (and today two 6 year old girls, one here in Gainesville, the other in Santiago, Chile took the mikes of their own accord and started talking to each other during the break)

This is the last rehearsal before performance tomorrow at Siggraph and around the world. It went much smoother but again, whatever can go wrong it will and that is part of the excitment everybody feels. Years from now all this will seem crude and naive, but for now we can say there are many things that are happening and we are experiencing for the first time. And we are part of it! not only that, we are making it happen! Does that make us old?
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Neural Connections

We are part of a gigantic neural network evolving and learning with
every link we click, with every post we make. What is the
responsibility of a neuron?

Friday, July 29, 2005

First Intercontinental Rehearsal
Mannie's grandparents watch their grandson (11) chat with musicians and performers in Australia, England, Korea, Chile, L.A. and Miami (Mannie is here at the REVE in Gainesville, FL.)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Siggraph at the REVE
Mannie sitting at the table chatting with the world. Pat minding the "Access Grid" which connects 5 continents with multiple streams of video and audio. And sometimes it even works!

Make: green screen of the mind
Once in a while a mag comes out that changes the way we work, or maybe it just gives us that little extra push that we know we need to "make it". We will participate as makers in the forum.
In the background you can see a portion of the green screen here at the Digital Worlds, which is accesible to students who want to experiment with this staple of the "special effects industry".