Front room

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Abstract

Step into a living room lovingly created within the GloNet venue, sit on a comfortable armchair, and see someone on the other side of the globe magically transported into the chair next to you. Artist Paul Sermon uses virtual-studio technology to bring remote festival participants into a simulated domestic ‘living-room’ setting, by augmenting participants into the comfort of an 'armchair seminar', bringing geographically remote audiences together in a shared telepresent interactive and performative setting. GloNet Front Room will run between Manchester and Sao Paulo and will involve both programmed and ad hoc interaction. A World Premiere and is created specifically for FutureEverything 2010. This installation follows the development of a series of telecommunication art works Paul Sermon has produced since the early 1990s, using customised videoconferencing technology as a means of bringing geographically remote audiences together in a shared telepresent interactive and performative setting. World Premiere. GloNet Front Room is created specially for FutureEverything 2010 and is supported by the University of Salford, British Council and Northern Net.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFutureEverything Festival 2010
Place of PublicationManchester, UK; Sao Paulo, Brazil
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

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    Sermon, P. (2010, May 1). Front room. FutureEverything Festival 2010. http://paulsermon.org/frontroom