Shang-pool, Picnic in Arcadia (Urban Picnic)

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


The Shang-pool project, conceived and co-ordinated by Peter Appleton of Liverpool John Moores University, began with a live event in which Stanley Park, Liverpool, became the setting for a virtual meeting place, enabling people from Liverpool and Shanghai to mingle, talk and play together amid the imagined landscapes of Second Life. The park was one of three virtual experiences available at the Bluecoat that day. Visitors were also treated to the Urban Picnic, an amazing, live video link which brought them face-to-face, side-by-side with staff and students from Shanghai University. Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould from the University of Salford, the creators of this extremely popular interactive telepresence installation, were themselves present in Shanghai to oversee the successful implementation of this complex and engaging piece.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2010
Eventexhibition - Liverpool Biennial - International Festival of Contemporary Art: Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool & Shanghai University, Fine Arts College
Duration: 23 Oct 2010 → …

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