PORT: Navigating Digital Culture
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MIT List Visual Arts Center
January 25 through March 29, 1997
NEW YORK TIMES
March 13, 1997
By MATTHEW MIRAPAULALL ASHORE
PORT is an ambitious interactive art exhibition that may leave its real-world visitors a little bit at sea. Although the artnetweb-sponsored show can be seen on four large screens in an MIT gallery though March 29, most of the creative action occurs online.
At scheduled times during the week, viewers can observe or contribute to artist-conceived events like David Bartel's "Arrangements," a participatory sculpture composed of sound, color and graphics, and "Mapdance," a three-dimensional world that uses avatars. "People can come in and they can put on costumes and dance with us in VRML space," said Remo Campopiano, artnetweb's founder and the exhibition organizer. He added that the show is expected to tour later this year.
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