Posts Tagged ‘Telepresence’
“‘Breaking the Ice’ brings people together across the vast distances of Canada and encourages connection not only through the screen but also around the screen, as groups of people at either end collaborate and communicate…” - excerpt from this review
photos by John Desjarlais
I was commissioned by La Societe des Arts Technologiques [SAT] in Montreal to be the creative art director and interaction designer for the Telepresence project “Breaking the Ice”. The Octas-award-winning piece was featured at the CODE art festival in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics and at the Quebec National Library in Montreal.
“From 4 to 21 February 2010, BREAKING THE ICE enables Montrealers to teleport from the lobby of the National Library to the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver to meet their compatriots located more than 4,800 km away. Montrealers and Vancouverites will be able to converse and play through the touch screens installed telepresence stations in both cities.”
More Info Here (including an interview about the design development of the project)