Daniela Steinsapir’s Moon Diaries at TVOT

I just completed video programming and installation work on Daniela Steinsapir’s work Moon Diaries at the TV of Tomorrow show at Yerba Buena Garden’s in San Francisco. It shows on March 10th and 11th.

Update: I would like to thank Andrew Benson for help on the foundations of this project. If you are a Jitter user and haven’t seen his Jitter Recipes, you are missing out.

The Artists’ Reception for Moon Diaries and other artists’ projects at the TV of Tomorrow Show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will take place from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday March 10th.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts — 701 Mission St (across the street from SF MoMA)
Artists’ Reception — Tuesday March 10th, 5:30-6:30pm

Moon Diaries

Daniela describes her work:

I suggest that a TV viewing experience can be enriched with the addition of an actual physical object. The Moon sculpture is linked to a TV monitor. As the viewer approaches, the screen senses the interest and narrates a video in real time of lunar exploration in a fantasy non-linear mode. By pressing a button the viewer’s image is immersed into the virtual image as a metaphor for virtual space and zero gravity exploration.

About the TV of Tomorrow show:

The TV of Tomorrow Show 2007 and 2008 were praised by sponsors, speakers and attendees not only as a true “experts’ conference” that attracted a veritable “who’s who” of the interactive TV industry, but as a completely unique and enjoyable experience. We are working hard to ensure that the TV of Tomorrow Show 2009–which is already attracting an array of high-powered speakers and which will feature a line-up of fascinating entertainments–is even better.

The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009 will also feature the presentation of the prestigious annual [itvt] Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television. The awards, which debuted at the NCTA National Show in 2004, recognize both corporate and individual achievement in the multiplatform interactive TV space.

Also see Michael Ang’s Found Connections at the TVOT show. From his site:

An updated version of my Found Connections project will appear at the TV of Tomorrow conference in San Francisco March 10th and 11th.

Found Connections is an interactive installation where users can explore the social network of television characters in an augmented reality video display. Each user is given a “paddle” with a tracking marker printed on it. A video camera tracks the markers and overlays graphics representing the characters and their relationships from the TV show in the virtual mirror video display. As different combinations of
characters are detected in the space the complex relationship between them is revealed.

This installation presents an alternate way for fans of the television show to discover the relationships between their favorite characters and creates a hybrid virtual/real space where television characters and viewers can exist together.

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