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OpenHouse & Hosted Party at
Electronic Cafe International-Santa Monica World Headquarters
*Live Web Cast Of Party and Performance Encounter*

7PM to Midnight
Wednesday, August 6th 1997


"The Encounter"

A first-time collaborative performance between a fully motion controlled VRML-Celebrity in the SGI booth at SIGGRAPH (Bliss from Blitcom/Cosmo), and a video rendered avatar at ECI in Santa Monica, Mona Jean Cedars -- including the passing of the torch from the video avatar to the VRML avatar. This will be achieved by combining live VRML motion control streaming and live video streaming (GTS) over the net. This event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first time humans seperated by great distances performed together in an emersive videospace (Satellite Arts Project, Galloway/Rabinowitz, 1977)


Hosting the Official LA VRML User Groups (VUG) Siggraph Party. Review the LA-VUG's VRML Barn Raising of ECI Review the Best of VRML selected by the Siggraph VRML SIG. Showcases by HollyWorlds and CyberTown. At the longest established "cyber" culture venue in the world. Real people, in real places, in realtime

***Catering (Darn good FREE FOOD, and drink)***

Extra seating and 'what's up' video projection in the front patio.

Event Sponsors:

*Cosmo Software, a Silicon Graphics Company) (Primary Sponsor)*

*Ascend Communications* *Graham Technology Solutions*

*John Sokol, International Digital Broadcasting Systems*

*LA VRML Users Group* *HollyWorlds* *CyberTown*

*Metawire* *LA Bridge* *EIS (Video projector)*

*Performance Animation Society

Feature Performance starts at 8:30pm:

The Encounter"

The resulting performance video recording will be played back repeatedly throughout the remainder of the evening, and MPEGed and streamed off a website to extend the life of the event.


Cosmo Software (A Silicon Graphics Company): Bill McCloskey
Blitcom: Mark Pesce, Jan Mallis, Margo
Bliss: Motion Controled VRML Avatar
Performed by: Mary Ann Daniel
Creative Diector: Celia Pearce, Momentium Media Group
Bliss figure: Bay Raitt
Bliss' Room/world: Jim Ludtke
Bliss' Theme: Paul Godwin

Mona Jean Cedars Video Avatar at ECI

Noah Bogan/Minnie More Event Flyer Designer

Telecollab Concept: Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz, ECI

Directions to ECI-Santa Monica:

From the Santa Monica Freeway (10) heading West, exit at Cloverfield/26th Street, turn right (N.) toward Olympic Blvd., go left (W. to 18th Street, go right (N.) to the end of 18th (1/2 block) then turn right into the parking lot. The Electronic Cafe is located on the S/E corner of the parking lot at the 18th Street Arts Complex. From the beach, take any street East to 20th St., if Pico go Left (N.) to Olympic Blvd. and turn Right (W.) and go to 18th. From North of the 10 FRWY, get to 20th & Olympic then go West two blocks to 18th. (Our part of 18th Street is not a Through Street).

Come join in the fun and the community!