This page isn't finished yet, and is currently a bit scattered,
Briefly: PsyberFlight is an 3D Interactive installation I created
in university, approx 1994.
Brief History: The original prototype was designed for
multiplexed HMD 3D display,
but this was scaled back to a projected and television based
version as I didn't have
enough HMD's. The installation was able to be controlled via
internet and touch-tone
telephone, and could be permanently modified remotely. Every time you watched the piece
it changed, so you would likely be a passenger initially, and
then another time round get a
chance to be the pilot, and choose the course of the piece.
||Scanned Notes from original pre-piece
If you have a fast connection, you can watch the
75 meg (20 minute) streaming .mpg PsyberFlight video,
right now online! 8) - or save to your HD to watch later.
it out here.
Premise: "Some people are drug addicts...I'm a technology
Use VideoToaster, and "burn" the toast. Footage of
and other, toasted to trippy/drug like sequences to push point of
merger between biology and technology, Psyber, etc
Sub Matter: Elements of control, big-brother, domination, power,
Current Edit - Script
Counting 00:00:00:00 as first fade in of sony camcorder.
Places with " * ", have sound, don't overwrite.
Places with " (add?) ", may have video inserted into
Places with " - " at the beginning of the # indicate
that some audio
has been thought of for this sequence. If there is a " -
" at the end
as well, or at all, this means that no more audio is needed here.
# Start End Seq Length Seq Description
-A1- 00:00:00 to 00:08:20 , 00:08:20 -=> Sony Camcorder, POV
A2- 00:08:20 to 00:41:09 , 00:32:19 -=> Me w/fx talking, *
-A3- 00:41:09 to 01:12:07 , 00:30:28 -=> 1st Coaster (up), ?*
A4 01:12:07 to 01:46:23 , 00:34:16 -=> Hand FB w/words, tunnel
A5- 01:46:23 to 01:46:27 , 00:00:04 -=> "LOVE" flash
A6 01:46:27 to 01:57:18 , 00:10:21 -=> More of A4 *
-A7- 01:57:18 to 02:01:00 , 00:03:12 -=> Egg, clock
-A8- 02:01:00 to 02:04:17 , 00:03:17 -=> Brain, man
-A9- 02:04:17 to 02:11:04 , 00:06:17 -=> Plasma ripples
B1- 02:11:04 to 02:35:16 , 00:24:12 -=> 2cd Coaster, w/camera FX*
B2 02:35:16 to 02:36:23 , 00:01:07 -=> Gold FB swirls
B3 02:26:23 to 02:42:16 , 00:05:23 -=> Cool FB
B4 02:42:16 to 02:43:15 , 00:00:29 -=> Quick moiré pattern
B5 02:43:15 to 03:05:16 , 00:22:01 -=> EM fields, circular
-B6- 03:05:16 to 03:10:29 , 00:05:13 -=> Brainwaves flash
B7 03:10:29 to 03:11:01 , 00:00:02 -=> "8" flash in,
B8- 03:11:01 to 03:33:15 , 00:22:14 -=> 3rd Coaster *
B9 03:33:15 to 03:35:21 , 00:02:06 -=> Fortress POV FB stuff
C1 03:35:21 to 03:40:18 , 00:04:27 -=> My flashing FB
C2 03:40:18 to 04:10:28 , 00:30:10 -=> Circles of FB w/FX
C3- 04:10:28 to 04:18:21 , 00:07:23 -=> 4th Coaster, wormhole
C4 04:18:21 to 04:20:07 , 00:01:16 -=> NC "delete" w/FX
C5 04:20:07 to 04:34:28 , 00:14:21 -=> York fountain w/FX
-C6- 04:34:28 to 04:35:29 , 00:01:01 -=> Call Police 911, add DTMF?
C7 04:35:29 to 04:36:29 , 00:01:00 -=> Rapid coaster insert
C8 04:36:29 to 04:38:02 , 00:01:03 -=> Rapid alien faces
C9 04:38:02 to 04:50:01 , 00:11:29 -=> Canyon w/FB
D1 04:50:01 to 04:53:23 , 00:03:22 -=> Canyon, 2:Black &
D2 04:53:23 to 04:59:17 , 00:05:24 -=> Canyon, 3:Soft Rainbow
D3 04:59:17 to 05:04:22 , 00:05:05 -=> Canyon, 4:Black &
D4 05:04:22 to 05:10:22 , 00:06:00 -=> Canyon, 5:Rainbow Bands
D5- 05:10:22 to 05:29:25 , 00:19:03 -=> 5th Coaster, window
D6 05:29:25 to 05:31:25 , 00:02:00 -=> Holy bible spin
D7 05:31:25 to 05:48:19 , 00:16:24 -=> My head, w/H20 drink
D8 05:48:19 to 06:02:20 , 00:14:01 -=> "Egg"
Flashing FB, w/fx
D9 06:02:20 to 06:10:21 , 00:08:01 -=> Pour H20, face flash, *
E1- 06:10:21 to 06:54:27 , 00:44:06 -=> 6th Coaster, w/maelstrom *
E2 06:54:27 to 09:14:29 , 02:20:02 -=> Record Spin FB, w/words
E3 09:14:29 to 09:16:12 , 00:01:13 -=> Figure Skaters
E4 09:16:12 to 09:27:05 , 00:10:23 -=> Cube,puzzle,3-D house
E5 09:27:05 to 11:10:29 , 01:43:24 -=> Autodesk graphics,
E6 11:10:29 to 11:24:04 , 00:13:05 -=> Fractal Gara
-E7- 11:24:04 to 11:32:09 , 00:08:05 -=> Camera & abstract
-E8- 11:32:09 to 11:38:09 , 00:06:00 -=> Robot w/circle warp
-E9- 11:38:09 to 11:42:03 , 00:03:24 -=> Oval of static w/fx
-F1- 11:42:03 to 11:46:05 , 00:04:02 -=> Acid wormhole, jap
-F2- 11:46:05 to 11:53:24 , 00:07:19 -=> Fake film end, morph w/fx
F3 11:53:24 to 11:56:20 , 00:02:26 -=> Drive to format? w/gold
F4- 11:56:20 to 11:57:02 , 00:00:12 -=> Acid clock
F5 11:57:02 to 12:03:00 , 00:05:28 -=> Headcandy w/fx
F6 12:03:00 to 12:14:14 , 00:11:14 -=> Cool FB w/Caleb
F7 12:14:14 to 12:32:16 , 00:18:02 -=> B&W & color FB,
F8 12:32:16 to 12:39:25 , 00:07:09 -=> Hand B&W moiré FB,w/color
F9- 12:39:25 to 13:27:26 , 00:48:01 -=> 7th & last Coaster w/FX *
-G1 13:27:26 to 15:49:09 , 02:21:13 -=> Last FB sequence (hidden
G2- 15:49:09 to 16:03:09 , 00:14:00 -=> Comp shutdown, w/FB
& fx *
G3 16:03:09 to 17:04:00 , 01:00:00ish-=> Closing Credits
3D Ideas for
Project with two LCD projectors ..could be two different videos
then polarize the two outputs, each different, and the patron
corresponding polarized (& diffraction grated? heheh) glasses
to give each
eye the corresponding left or right video image, thus video.
Traditionally this would be to give a 3-D view of essentially the
image, but I may choose to use two completely different source.,
two different videos, with one eye seeing each, & the brain
into one video. Then with binaural sound & cross flanging,
can mix & bounce back & forth. As we know the left eye
feeds the right
brain & vice-versa, so we can take advantage of this &
imagery & text to each specific side of the brain by
projecting with the
appropriate video projector.
Normal: Two slightly different perspectives to give depth of
Mine: Two totally different videos, combine visu-binaurally in
How: Co-pilot has AB switcher. Either main vid is always on A
on B when they switch B between main video & secondary video. Or
can be AB switch #1, switched to R & L eyes at same time
them & secondary video can be switched on AB switch #2 to
as well, but if this way, make sure main video is always showing
Misc Visual Notes:
-..images of floods of pills/medication going by, scattered over
images, using chromakey, etc
-Get a big syringe from Active Surplus, and either put a blue
insert in, or
fill it with a blue liquid, then chromakey in other imagery.
-Get a Big fish tank or other see through container, and stir in
colouring, like the video from the old 3050 tapes, then chromakey
into the swirling images.
-..fast visual imagery, with slow audio, & slow visual,
-Text scrolls by, as just audio quotes are dull, add visual text
scrollers, chalkboard, (use side of chalk, to write big, then
key in other stuff), plain small type on computer keyboard, etc
-Use lots of liquid and smoke effects, (with latter, lum-key
stuff to the
swirling smoke, perhaps try dry ice.)
- breathing & heartbeat, inter-spersed with rapid
-WHY WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN 's....
-Chromakey two acidwarp fields together, and two whatever's together....
-after very intense visuals,...pause, blank screen,
breath!", (maybe breath sound, (intake))
-Get lots of blue, and stick it outside the house, so that from
you look out the window, you can't for all you see is blue. Then
other footage into that. eg: Go up the CN tower and film the
ride, & other stuff.
Original Ideas on
Audio Quotes to use
-Books aren't fair...video isn't
fair.... You're just seeing what we behind
the camera want you to. Is this life? Is life fair?
-I just don't quit!
-Bodies melting together
-The video tightens at your throat, you go to loosen it, but find
not all the problem.
-Of course we have our limitations in equipment, here in IDS, but
as in life
there are, for most, always limitations. Perhaps given the finite
we might find ourselves falling short of otherwise superior work,
with older technology, as relating to life giving us a limit on
of us will push the limits within that time, and give the
fullest workout. I for one, will sure be doing a lot of pushing,
my ambition, don't be surprised if I break through.
-Who cares about the theory, just do it, and we'll figure it all
-I wish I'd had a camera for mine eyes, for what I see is
-It's great that I can save all this, for once I say it, and for
hear it, then it goes on...
-Life....the ever swaying emotion
-Analog vs digital... its a shame
-After orgasm is the only time in life I can think clearly for a
minute or so.
-Whatever the rules are...Break them!
-You say you wanna toast your video...I wanna burn it!
-From Lustmord: "As the new inquisition heralds a new dark
orthodoxy engulfs the ruins... In the heart of
darkness, behold the fervent depths, the realm of
turmoil. We carry our own sacred scars, evolve our own diseases.
iconoclasts we have our own dark power. Even those with their
cannot but feel the vibration.
-as the books burn and a particular kind of darkness falls
clutching men's hearts, consuming bones as a frozen star beckons
the crumbling of idols beyond a cold sanctuary
of fire and of ice deep in the bedrock already here i come"
-Take that channel, spread that bandwidth, and compress as much
into it as possible. Then remember that nothing is impossible, and
open and put even more in. Although sometimes simplicity is
hey, I'm not a simple person, so you can ditch that idea, but it
may pop up
now an again, as balance and contrast are important.
-Every dream is but a frequency, each with a different channel.
-Get friends that know other languages to sing lullaby like
poetry, etc, then use that as sound texture backgrounds, etc.
a beautiful voice, borrow her cd (49 acres) then sample her voice
and use it.
-Get Georgie or other to sing acapalla, something soft and
too many words, more of a na na na, ooooo, or similar. Do this a
times, each different, then mix together on different tracks and
-From Dollie deLuxe: misc stuff: " L'amour est un oiseau
que nui ne peut apprivoiser, ( 1. ) et c'est bien en vain qu'on
s'il lui convient de refuser Rein n'y fait, menace ou priere
l'un parle bien, l'autre se tait; et c'est l'autre que je prefere,
il n'a rien dit, mais il me plait
L'amour est enfant de boheme' il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi,
si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime; si je t'aime, prends garde a toi!
Mais si je t'aime prends garde a toi! L'oiseau que tu croyais
battit de l'aile et s'envola; l'amour est loin, tu peux
tu ne l'attends plus, il est la! Tout autour de toi vite, vite,
il vient, s'en va, puis il revient; tu crois le tenir, il t'evite;
tu crois l'eviter, il te tient! ( 2. ) du Waldmagdelein fass mich
und lass mich
dein Trautliebster sein "
-One reason I like to whistle, is because I can get to such a
frequency. One thing I really liked about being young was my
soprano voice, singing was so joyous then, and now all I'm left
with is is
crackling bass-like groan. Oh I still like to sing, but it's now
more of an auditory visualization in my mind's ear. So it may be
whistling somehow gives me some pleasure relating back to times
the instrumental combination with the voice in my head.
-You say I'm tall? Well maybe you're just too short. I don't feel
outlook on the world is just a natural one. I suppose if I was
then I'd be always looking up at people, and I'd be constantly
it, thus feel short. But being tall, well, I'm not.
-One problem with being original, an individual, and doing your
is you can't totally. What you are is the sum of your experiences
other internalized thoughts, thus what you read, & people you
help but rub off on you, and influence you to some sort of
whatever extent, positive or negative.
From Temple Song Hearts: " Seeing Your Life in every heart
And loving You in every aspiring heart, I wish to become totally
Body, mind and vital, Singing the song of the
I have established My oneness-life with hope, And thus I have
My human heart. I shall become one with Infinity And sing with
Infinity's song. "
-Once you go so far, you can't stop, and nothing else matters.
-Taken from "This Mag": In space no one can hear you
cyberspace, everybody can. Get out there!
- Even if I don't use the space bit, use: Get out there!
-...we're rushing down a track...
-..we operate at the heart of modern-day technology..
-...out of control, [but in it (or something else)]
- [or (not our of control, but taking control) ]
-...be intuitive, irrational..., maybe the only way to
control technology is to give up control.
-...cutting edge, [live the edge, and cross it]...
-...new user interfaces for emerging technologies
-...[research & design]..
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