Wave Launch

Wave at last
Awaiting Wave Launch TimeA view of the renga poetry, part of WaveWave is up!First WavelingsEarly Interactors
Wave in Enterprise SquareWave Artist & Authors ConvenePatrons Observe Wave at OpeningA Patron Scans a QR Code OnscreenA Patron Scans a QR code on her Smartphone
Wavelings observe version 1.0 at launchSystem Architect Joel Adria explains Wave to a patronSystem Architect Joel Adria demos Wave to a patronChair, Marco Adria experiments with WaveMarco Adria, Chair, demoes Wave to a patronJoel Adria, System Architect, poses with patron, Kevin Lau
Joel and Kevin discussing Wave technologiesMarco Adria, Chair, explains Wave to Dean of Extension, Katy CampbellKevin experiments with Wave on an iPadDesigner, Cezary Gajeski and Joel Adria reflect on future revisionf of Wave

Wave Launch, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The Wave Art & Media Installation was launched on Thursday June 23, 2011 as part of the McLuhan Centenary and the Media Ecology Convention 2011 in Edmonton Alberta.

Wave was unveiled in the atrium of Enterprise Square (old Bay building in Downtown Edmonton, owned by U of A). Several convention attendees and students of the MACT program, along with friends and colleagues attended the launch and tried their hand at being a “waveling.”

Wavelings can connect via their smartphones, tablets, or traditional computers to a special web app, which allows them to explore webcams from all over the world, based on the McLuhan concept, “the global village.”

They can also view their image as a silhouette amongst a series of “renga” poetry written for Wave. This interaction explores McLuhan’s “the medium is the message.”

The Wave will be in Enterprise Square until November 2011, and will be continually updated and developed with software and hardware updates though out its stay. Stay tuned to the @wave_art twitter page for the latest news.

Thanks to Jeremy Keay for shooting the photos.

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