29 June 1999, Mûcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest
20:00-21:00 The opening project of ENCART
Network Project linking four European media institutes
(Ars Electronica Center - Linz, ZKM - Karlsruhe, V2 - Rotterdam, C3 - Budapest), within the framework of ENCART - European Network for CyberArt.
20:00 Cave, project of Peter KOGLER
Presentation from the Ars Electronica Center, Linz
20.30 Masaki FUJIHATA: Nuzzle Afar: Distant Affairs and Greetings
realvideo: 25kbps || 50 kbps
Presentation from the Mûcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest)
"Nuzzle Afar" is an installation which enables the viewer to enter virtual space from distant locations. When three countries share the network, people at long distance can meet each other.The aim of this virtual environment in "Nuzzle Afair" is not only to bulid up those networked functions into real system, but also to realize an experimental model of human communication by video captured image, trackball and microphone, instead of the keyboard. "Nuzzle Afar" extends the idea of sharing a virtual environment through the internet to three-dimensional real-time computer-synthesized space.