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At SIGGRAPH 2005, the Access Grid supports a global collaborative performance piece, international art panels, and multi-site community interaction. This emerging, scalable teleconferencing technology enables interaction between individual desktops, 3,000-person theaters, and everything in between. The grid's 1,500 users throughout the world interact through thousands of nodes, designed spaces that contain the high-end audio and visual technology needed to provide a high-quality, compelling user experience. The nodes are also used as a research environment for development of distributed data and visualization corridors, and to study issues related to collaborative work in distributed environments. The SIGGRAPH 2005 node includes three large screens in a dedicated Access Grid space, where attendees can participate in worldwide events.

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Access Grid Schedule


Sunday, 31 July
3 - 5 pm Open Rehearsal
Digital Worlds: A Global Distributed Live Performance
Local participants: James Oliverio, Andy Quay, Joella Wallz
Remote performance participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA
Monday, 1 August
9 - 11 am Planetary Collegium/CAiiA Panel 1
Consciousness and Connectivity
What is the impact of telematic connectivity, hypermedia, virtual reality, and new media art, on the ways we perceive ourselves, our minds, and construction of our own realities?

Chair: Roy Ascott
Peter Anders, Margaret Dolinsky,
Dene Grigar, Victoria Vesna
11:15 am - noon Telematic Mind in the Domain of Moistmedia
Dry computational systems and wet biological processes are converging to provide moistmedia for the artist. The human mind and telematic systems are interacting to produce a technoetic sense of self and planetary collaboration. Immaterial connectedness defines both quantum reality and the spiritual domain. The biophotonic information network of the body parallels the telematic flows of electrons and photons across the planet. The media artist's interactive technology of Silicon Valley, and the shaman's psychoactive technology of the forest offer immersive pathways into altered states of consciousness.

Roy Ascott
4 - 5 pm Digital Worlds: A Global Distributed Live Performance
Local participants: James Oliverio, Andy Quay, Joella Wallz
Remote performance participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA.
Tuesday, 2 August
9 - 11 am Planetary Collegium/CAiiA. Panel 2
Extensions of Embodiment
Transformation of human behavior, the body, and the material world, and the repetoire of somatic intervention, are raised as significant issues in both performative and imaging aspects of new media art.

Chair: Roy Ascott
Elif Ayiter, Diane Gromala,
Thecla Schiphorst, Edward Shanken
1 - 2:15 pm Open Rehearsal
Loose Minds in a Box: A Collaborative Global Distributed Live Performance
Remote performance participants in six states: Miho Aoki (Alaska), Scott Deal (Alaska), Charles Nichols (Montana), Erik Brown (Utah), T. J. Rogers (Indiana), Tina Shah, (Illinois), Helen Kostis (Illinois), Nadja Masura (Maryland), Brian Buck (Maryland)
Local participants: Beth Miklavcic, Jimmy Miklacic, Dioselin Gonzalez
4 - 5 pm Digital Worlds: A Global Distributed Live Performance
Local participants: James Oliverio, Andy Quay, Joella Wallz
Remote performance participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA.
Wednesday, 3 August
9:30 - 10:45 am Loose Minds in a Box: A Collaborative Global Distributed Live Performance
Remote performance participants in six states: Miho Aoki (Alaska), Scott Deal (Alaska), Charles Nichols (Montana), Erik Brown (Utah), T. J. Rogers (Indiana), Tina Shah, (Illinois), Helen Kostis (Illinois), Nadja Masura (Maryland), Brian Buck (Maryland)
Local participants: Beth Miklavcic, Jimmy Miklacic, Dioselin Gonzalez
11 am - noon Network Touch: Touching over the network demonstration
Galen Scorer, Tim Jackson, Caitlin O'Donovan
1 - 2 pm AG Juggler: Access Grid virtual reality demonstration and lecture
Dioselin Gonzalez, Laura Arns, John Moreland
4 - 5 pm Digital Worlds: A Global Distributed Live Performance
Local participants: James Oliverio, Andy Quay, Joella Wallz
Remote performance participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA.
Thursday, 4 August
9:30 - 11 am Global Distributed Art Panel: Art Working in a Network Space
Don Foresta (Europe), Mathias Fuchs (Pennsylvania), Jon Ippolito (Maine), Woody Vasulka (Europe), Pavel Smetana (SIGGRAPH 2005)
1 - 2:15 pm Loose Minds in a Box: A Collaborative Global Distributed Live Performance
Remote performance participants in six states: Miho Aoki (Alaska), Scott Deal (Alaska), Charles Nichols (Montana), Erik Brown (Utah), T. J. Rogers (Indiana), Tina Shah, (Illinois), Helen Kostis (Illinois), Nadja Masura (Maryland), Brian Buck (Maryland)
Local participants: Beth Miklavcic, Jimmy Miklacic, Dioselin Gonzalez
4 - 4:30 pm Digital Worlds: A Global Distributed Live Performance
Local participants: James Oliverio, Andy Quay, Joella Wallz
Remote performance participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA
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