Thursday, August 12, 2010

On site on Princes Island and Edworthy park

Today is Thursday and we've been hit by really bad weather! It has slowed down production but we have managed to power up Edworthy Park and Montgomery View Bridge with the lights in place, so we're ready to go.

Down at the Matrix, the thunderstorm was so strong that the spheres moved 400m in the lagoon, which unfortunately played havoc with the perfect grid we'd set up the day before. David Abra will be diving again tonight, we've got to test controls and signals and get those  spheres switched on.

We have now an ADSL line up and running so we've managed tweaks between Calgary and our London Programmer Hayden Anyasi for adjustments in colours, patterns, and speed in order to work with the scale of the spheres on the water. It's always incredible when you finally see the vision installed. It's been a year of research in the making and to finally be able to tweak in situ is such a fantastic reward. Thanks to Hayden for our vvvv patch that is now at version 15.

River Of Light - Calgary
 Image: Allan Y

A huge thank you must go to our local team of volunteers -  Barb Maier, Troy Deer and Melyssa Nielsen for their fantastic support  on site, truely incrediable team spirit, we couldn't be doing this without you.

Melyssa Nielsen is also documenting the install, check out the pictures on Flickr.

Finally I've also been interviewed by GLOBAL TV and CBC

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