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Commissioned by EMPAC, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [USA].

Produced by EMPAC together with the UNSW iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research [AUS], and the ZKM | Institute for Visual Media [D] and in collaboration with The Wooster Group.

Producers: Johannes Goebel and Kathleen Forde [EMPAC]

The Interactive Panoramic Cinema has been conceived of and designed by Jeffrey Shaw. This includes the 360 degree interactive projection method whereby the user can shift the position of a viewing window [EVE/PLACE], iCinema’s 360 degree digital video camera [SPHERECAM] and the PanoramaScreen co-developed by ZKM.

  1. Production design, art direction, script and performance by The Wooster Group:
    Geoff Abbas, Aron Deyo, Joby Emmons, Ari Fliakos, Teresa Hartmann , Bozkurt Karasu, Ken Kobland , Elizabeth LeCompte , Gabe Maxson, Jamie Poskin , Matt Schloss, Scott Shepherd, Kate Valk, Judson Williams
  1. SPHERECAM cinematography, production pre-view system and post production:
    Volker Kuchelmeister [iCinema]
  1. EMPAC Production Team:
    Jonas Braasch, Kathleen Forde, Kimberly Gardner, Johannes Goebel, Shannon Johnson, CathyJo Kile, Jason Steven Murphy, Todd Vos
  1. iCinema Production Team:
    Jarred Berghold, Volker Kuchelmeister, Damian Leonard, Sue Midgley, Jeffrey Shaw
  1. The Wooster Group Administrative Team:
    Joel Bassin, Yvan Greenberg, Clay Hapaz, Cynthia Hedstrom, Kaneza Schaal
  1. ZKM Production Team:
    Jan Gerigk, Arne Graesser, Manfred Hauffen, Petra Kaiser, Bernd Lintermann; Silke Sutter
  1. Real-time Image Processing and Projection System for Complex Surfaces:
    Bernd Lintermann [ZKM]
  1. Panoramic projection screen engineering:
    Huib Nelissen Decor en Constructiewerken, Haarlem, [NL]
  1. Sound recording, editing and post-production:
    Todd Vos [EMPAC], Geoff Abbas, Matt Tierney [The Wooster Group]
  1. Localization Capturing System for Moving Sound Sources and Virtual Microphone Control for Sound Projection Systems:
    Jonas Braasch, Communication Acoustics Research Lab, Rensselaer

Excerpts from the following materials are included in the text: Transcripts from discussions among Jeffrey Shaw, Johannes Goebel and The Wooster Group; »Pioneer Dogs«, a film script by Adam Edwards; »On the Beach« 1959, a film by Stanley Kramer; Rosie O’Donnell’s online blog []

The Wooster Group wishes to thank Kell Condon, Chris Loar, Reid Farrington, Zach Stinnett and Haowen Wang

With support from the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The project will be presented at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe Panorama Festival from 14/12/2007 – 06/01/2008