Structure

> About
> Experiments
> Presentations
> Archive
> Related Material
> Credits
> Contact

Browser

> Browser Settings
> Download a movie from an Experiment Page
> Download a movie from an Archive Page
> Download a document from the Related Material Page

 

Structure

 

This section gives a brief overview on the structure of this web site and explains the most important menu items.

 

 

About

 

Introduction gives an overview of the history and motivation of the project.

Discussion answers some background questions in the manner of a ‘frequently asked questions’ section.

Technology briefly describes the hardware and software technology used for the configurations.

HowTo explains the structure of this site and some technical hints for the usage.

 

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Experiments

 

The experiment descriptions are the core of this publication. They intend to give an objective review of the experiment conditions: The motivation, the setup, hardware used and itsí configuration. We decided on a template that shows visual material and video recordings in order to be comprehensible and reproducible. It is probably most valuable to have a look at the motivation and the example movie prior to reading the comment.

We tried to discuss the experiments as objectively as possible, but since we are not suggesting scientific sentences (although sometimes hypothesis), we decided to split the evaluation into two parts: Firstly in a more subjective comment section and secondly in a more formal conclusion, which finally relates the chosen setup to the motivation and evaluates itsí suitability.

Most of the experiments are about similar questions and naturally they relate to each other in terms of initial motivation or chosen implementation. They appear in a mixture of chronological, technical and thematic order to build up blocks of related attempts. You can browse the experiments in a random order, but most of the adjacent experiments are supposed to have similarities.

The experiments presented in this publication are a selection of the trials we did over time. The selection is mainly dependent on the completeness of the documentation material we had. When we discovered that material for this documentation was missing, we decided to redo most of the experiments in 2003.

 

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Presentations

 

When confronted with the idea to present some of our research finds to an audience we considered a few different options. We wondered weather giving of lecture demonstration of the Polhemus system would be appropriate but that didnít seem to show enough the process of attempting that we had been through.

Eventually we decided to take two of the experiment set-ups and expand them; try to give them a theatrical reason to be in front of people. What resulted were two twenty-minute pieces that were played back to back with a ten-minute pause in between to make some technical changes.

As a third presentation example for this website a short excerpt from the dance-performance second is included. The setup is based on an early experiment from time lapses that was modified for the performance.

 

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Archive

 

Since we decided for a strict template for each experiment description, there is a lot of visual material of our research that does not appear anywhere else on this website. In order to give interested subjects the chance to browse that material, we put it in the so-called archive, which is split up into groups of experiments and presentations.

Each group contains additional photographs, screenshots and the example video for download.

 

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Related Material

 

Material and information that does not fit to the description schemes like writings etc.
There is also a Video DVD ISO image for download containing all the video recordings of the experiments and presentations.

 

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Credits

 

This project would never have become a reality without personal and institutional support. Even though a credit list is never complete, we did our best not to forget any of the many people and friends who were involved.

 

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Contact

 

Contact address, in case you would like to give comments, need additional material or anything else.

 

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Browser

 

This section gives hints on browser settings and on how to download movies and documents with your web browser.

 

 

Browser Settings

Browser settings for enabling all the features of this web site:

  • If your browser supports blocking of popup windows, please disable this feature to be able to see additional material.
  • The web site makes extensive use of Java Script. To see this web site properly, please enable Java Script in your browser preferences settings.

 

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Download a movie from an Experiment Page

You can download a movie from the experiemt page only if you have Quicktime Pro installed. If you don't have Quicktime Pro installed please download the movie from the corresponding archive page .

If you have Quicktime Pro installed:

  • On Windows: Move the mouse over the embedded quicktime movie, press the right mouse button and select "Save As Quicktime Movie..." from the appearing menu.
  • On Apple: Move the mouse over the embedded quicktime movie, press the ctrl and the mouse button and select "Save As Quicktime Movie..." from the appearing menu.

 

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Download a movie from an Archive Page

If you want to download one of the movies from the archive to your local computer, go to the Archive Page first:

  • On Windows: Move the mouse over the video icon, press the right mouse button and select "Save Target As..." from the appearing menu.
  • On Apple: Move the mouse over the video icon, press the ctrl and the mouse button and select "Download Linked File As..." from the appearing menu.

 

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Download a document from the Related Material Page

If you want to download one of the documents from the Related Material Page to your local computer, go to the Related Material Page first:

  • On Windows: Move the mouse over the link to the document you want to download, press the right mouse button and select "Save Target As..." from the appearing menu.
  • On Apple: Move the mouse over the link to the document you want to download, press the ctrl key and the mouse button and select "Download Linked File As..." from the appearing menu.

 

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