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November 20, 2007

Present Moment Project Published

Dr. Steve Mitrione has written an article on the project published in the University's Wellness magazine, also available online at:

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/willow/presentmoment/ww_fall07_web.pdf

Click Here to Download File

(See page 16).

November 19, 2007

First spatial iteration - installation: November 17, 2007

Shane Peterson, RA, Elizabeth Pezalla, RA, Rebecca Krinke, and Diane Willow installed the first spatial experiment on November 17, 2007.

Only beach stones and the softwall were used. The space is a visual respite and a space to walk into. You can sit on the stones if you choose.

Future iterations will explore seating, a central focus, lighting, etc.

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November 18, 2007

1st iteration of Present Moment Project

Hi,

The first iteration of our Present Moment Project, Installation #1 was installed in Nolte on November 17th.

The upper lounge area in Nolte has been re-shaped with the curvilinear, 8' high, paper softwall and ~750 lbs of rounded beach stones.

This 1st iteration offers us a space for experimentation. Over the next month or so, we would like to document each iteration - adding lights, adding seating, removing seating, adding projections, adding sound, removing sound, adding projection surfaces, altering projection surfaces, etc.

A comment book will accompany the installation and it is our hope that people will offer their feedback, comments, insights, suggestions, etc.

November 3, 2007

future window

Daylight is a "window" designed to present visual atmospheres that can be changed with the wave of your hand.

It is a concept of the future presented by Philips and is being marketed for hotel rooms of the future.

This caught my attention because of some of the "imagery of the future window" as portrayed by the marketers presents "views of nature".


November 2, 2007

accordion chair


you can find it here