Thursday, October 29, 2009

Re: [Yasmin_discussions] Oral Traditions and New Media

Dear Yasminers,

Now that we are on transition from the "Art and Darwin" to the "Oral
Traditions and New Media" discussions, I'd like to bring up this (old)
Virtual Reality project. It would be great to port it into Second
Life! Anyone interested?

Watch video at:

Babble: The Virtual Tower of Babel
M. Serra, N. Parés & R. Parés
produced by: Galeria Virtual
Barcelona, 1995-96.
Project Funded by the Audiovisual University Institute, Universitat
Pompeu Fabra.

Babble is a Virtual Reality experience which takes advantage of the
new technological channels to revive the debate around the babelic
myth. Babble is a Ceremony of Confusion. The oral intervention of each
transient distorts the virtual environment in real time. The Tower
grows with each new contribution in its arrogant goal of reaching the
ultimate sense. If a voice recognition system incorporated in Babble
detects a remarkable phonetic similarity between the transients and
the artificers message, an apocalyptic ceremony of destruction will

Online docuemntation at:

(Poster session) Babble The Virtual tower of Babel (Marius Serra, Roc
Pares, Narcis Pares) ISEA96
(Book of Abstracts) ISEA96 Book of Abstracts including Final Program
The Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art.

Roc Parés i Burguès (PhD)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Departament de Comunicació / Àrea de Comunicació Interactiva
Edifici Roc Boronat (Campus de la Comunicació-Poblenou)
Despatx 52803
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona

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