[ExI] TransVision 2010, October 22-24, 2010 - First videos online

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 18:04:31 UTC 2010

TransVision 2010, October 22-24, 2010 - First videos online

We have uploaded the first bunch of videos taken from Teleplace. We
will upload the rest within a couple of days. We have also started
uploading the full collection of HD videos taken in Milan, but
completing the collection will take a few weeks.


On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> TransVision 2010, October 22-24, 2010
> http://giulioprisco.blogspot.com/2010/10/transvision-2010-october-22-24-2010.html
> TransVision 2010 is over! I wish to thank all speakers and
> participants, those who came to Milan and those who participated
> remotely via Teleplace. Special thanks to Kim for her work at the main
> Teleplace workstation and for handling many technical problems, and to
> Cosimo and Jacopo for their work at the HD video camera. I wish to
> thank the volunteer Italian to English translator (I am not mentioning
> your name here because I guess you prefer it this way, but you know
> who you are and thank you so much), who gave also a great unscheduled
> presentation of the Polytopia Project. And of course I also want to
> thank Riccardo and Stefano for their support in organizing and running
> the conference. In particular Stefano should really have stayed at
> home to recover from recent surgery, but he made a special effort to
> be with us.
> In the first two pictures, Dan Massey and Max More giving their talks.
> In the foreground, the Terasem 1 O'Neill Island One Space Habitat, a
> Bernal sphere model built by Simon Deering for the Terasem Movement of
> Martine Rothblatt and presented at TV10 by Khannea Suntzu. The model
> is now on its way to Florida to be delivered to the Terasem Movement.
> We had many great talks, not only about visionary technologies but
> also about literature, politics, philosophy and art. The second half
> of the first day has been dedicated to Italian neo-Futurist literary
> and artistic movement, but strike neo- because Futurism is always Neo
> by definition. I have been disappointed by not seeing as many people
> as I hoped: I counted about 65 participants in Milan over 3 days
> including a dog. The problem is that participating in conferences
> costs money and time, and in my own presentation (which I shortened to
> less than ten minutes to make time for other speakers) I proposed
> online conferences 2.0 as a solution.
> We had about 30 remote participants in the in the TVirtual online
> extension of TransVision 2010, hosted by the teleXLR8 project based on
> the Teleplace online telepresence platform. Remote participants have
> been able to watch all talks in realtime, and interact with speakers
> and other participants. In the picture above, Max More's talk is shown
> to remote participants in Teleplace, and the virtual Teleplace
> conference hall is shown to the participants in Milan. We used two
> Teleplace workstations, one to stream the video and voice of the
> speaker and to interact with remote participants, and one to stream
> the speaker's slides. Lesson learned: if the text on the slides is
> small it is better to upload also the original .ppt or .pdf to
> Teleplace. We did this in realtime during the conference, but we
> should have done it in advance. For those speakers without
> presentations in .ppt or .pdf, we used the second Teleplace
> workstation to show the audience in Milan to the audience in
> Teleplace.
> In the afternoon of the second day we have reversed the procedure
> outlined above and shown remote talks from speakers in Teleplace to
> the audience in Milan. After great talks by Eugen Leitl and Robert
> Geraci, Natasha Vita-More started her talk (picture above)... but 20
> minutes into Natasha's talk all the Internet connections in the
> conference hall in Milan died, perhaps due to overload caused by too
> many WiFi connections in parallel. The Internet servive provider's
> technicians could not fix the problem. The remote participants in
> Teleplace continued without us, and we have video recordings of the
> talks by remote speakers. However, all remote speakers have been
> invited to repeat their talks to the teleXLR8 community.
> In the morning of the third day, not only the Internet connections in
> the conference hall were still dead, but also the screen projection
> system was dead! I had a (very) heavy-handed "exchange of views" with
> the hotel's personnel (wife says I can be quite unpleasant on
> occasions), and the technical problems were fixed.
> This was a very interesting event, with great talks by great speakers.
> I am happy to have seen again many old friends and made many new ones.
> In the picture above, some speakers and participants at a dinner after
> the end of the conference. I was not really able to pay attention to
> any of the talks including my own, and I look forward to watching the
> video coverage. We recorded everything on video, both in HD with the
> cameras on site, and from Teleplace. The videos will be available
> online and on the conference's DVD proceedings. The videos recorded in
> Teleplace will be available online in a few days, and those recorded
> on site in a few weeks.
> I have started two blog posts as containers and index pages for
> material to be posted later. Both posts have the same title as this
> one. The post on the TransVision 2010 blog will have links to the HD
> videos recorded in Milan, and the post on the teleXLR8 blog will have
> links to the videos recorded in Teleplace. The Twitter feed created by
> participants at #TV2010 has the twitting history of the conference.

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