Friday 20 August 2010

TeleOctoscope Rides Again!

Opening Tonight at Formatting Heliosense's Turing Gallery in Extropia, 6pm SLT. Everyone welcome.

Click here to Teleport direct.

Step right up and see for yourself!  Peer into the amazing TeleOctoscope and instantly glimpse what is thousands of miles away as if it were right there!! 

FIRST- CLICK the sign when you get there for your Mer-mechanic suit

THEN- Wear your suit, hop into the water, flipper down  and find the viewing pods on the seabed.

TO ENGAGE the TeleOctoscope

***TURN ON your streaming media and SIT on one of the viewing pods.
Each pod will show you something different, so try them all.

There are also two lookout posts up top. Hover that mouse until you see the chair icon and click!

The TeleOctoscope has been built by cephalopods, maintained by a squad of Mer -Mechanics, and is powered by steam, tea, and chocolate. And we need YOU! The pay's terrible but you get to keep the suit.

 Machinimas - L1Aura Loire
TeleOctoscope construction+ Mer-mechanic suit- Maya Paris

 Inspired by the 19th-century invention of the "telectroscope," our contraption is an example of virtual collaborative technology and enables communication and collaboration on interactive art projects and machinima between Boston (US) and Whitstable (UK).

For information about the original telectroscope, start here:  and then you can read Mark Twain's 1904 London Times story featuring it here:  It is a bit like War of the Worlds in the way that people became confused about whether the machine actually existed or not, but we can assure you that the TeleOctoscope does because you can see it here, and the wonders it can glimpse, for yourself.

Many thanks to Formatting Heliosense for inviting us to bring the TeleOctoscope to the Turing Gallery, to Deebrane String and Galatea Gynoid of Extropia and to Sage Duncan of K.U for all her suport.