Moviemaps are interactive systems which allow "travel" along pre-recorded routes with some control over speed and direction. Panoramas are 360 degree visual representations dating back to the late 18th century but which have recently experienced renewed interest due to "virtual reality" systems. Moviemaps allow "moving around" while panoramas allow "looking around". (M. Naimark) Aspen Moviemap enables the user to navigate through the streets of Aspen, Colorado. It was an MIT pre-Media Lab project and one of the first interactive laser disc experiments. The goal was to create visual seamlessness as one drives around.
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- Michael Naimark
United States, 1978-1980
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Aspen Moviemap was developed at the Architecture Machine Group, MIT and funded by DARPA.
The Aspen Moviemap began as an idea by MIT undergraduate Peter Clay, in collaboration with graduate students Bob Mohl and Michael Naimark. Peter "movemapped" the hallways of MIT in early 1978, as the second videodisc demo made by the Architecture Machine Group. The Aspen Moviemap was filmed in the fall of 1978, in winter 1979, and briefly again (with an active gyro stabilizer) in the fall of 1979. Many people were involved in the production, most notably: Nicholas Negroponte (Architecture Machine Director, who found support from the Cybernetics Technology Office of DARPA), Andy Lippman (Principal Investigator), Bob Mohl (who wrote his PhD dissertation based on it), Ricky Leacock (MIT Film/Video head), John Borden (Peace River Films), Kristina Hooper (UCSC), and people from the Architecture Machine Group, including Rebecca Allen, Scott Fisher, Walter Bender, Steve Gregory (faculty), and Stan Syzaki. Many more people at ArcMac were involved after production, including Steve Yelick, Paul Heckbert, and Ken Carson. I was at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies and was responsible for cinematography design and production.
Redaktion netzspannung.org, Mar 4, 2004
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