19 April, 2008

Google Earth 4.3 1st try

I uploaded a movie of playing Google Earth newest version with my mushup contents "Train Mapping" (Japanese Only).

We can come and go very smoothly between "Macro<--->Micro". I had tried the mashup of Google Earth and Second Life (Japanse article) before, But This sense is quite different from it.

The interface that can shuttle freely from "Maximum" to "Minimum", or from "Far point" to "Neer Point" is very comfortable and impressive. This is a reason why people are strongly attracted to the map software such as Google Earth - It is not in present Second Life.

We should make the interface that draws out a body sensation different from the real world more strongly. The interface of Google Earth will become a hint for that.

18 April, 2008

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival

I received the notification from Sao Paulo - "Archidemo - Architecture in Metaverse" has being selected to be part of the 9th edition of FILE - Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, in Media Art category.

The event will take place at SESI' Cultural Centre, located at Av. Paulista, 1313, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will be hold from August 4th to 31st, 2008.

I will go to Sao Paulo on the other side of the earth from Japan. Ladies and gentlemen, let's meet in the locale!


15 April, 2008

New Dance-Performance by Gekitora

Here is a new dance performance (motion) by Gekitora.

I reffered his works in this article. Afterwards, I took a capture-movie of the dance performance in "Costa del Número" as a collaboration with Gekitora.

This is a very conceptual work. "Costa del Número" was mentioned in "Virtual Interactive Architectures",

As the virtual has enabled communication between physical spaces for quite some time, this build becomes an interesting metaphor for the spatial/informational relationships between (physical <--> physical) and (physical <--> virtual) spaces.

In addition, our body sensation swings when non-physical dance motion is brought into the space that obscures the boundary of physical and virtual. This is an image taken a picture of by the aspect of one person (me). In adding the image from a multi aspect to here, another effect will arise. In next time, I will take a picture with a lot of spectators.

The discussion of this work is done in Dance-Tech.net.