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  1. Puck's Blog > Red is the color of the day

    The color of red is actually a nice color, but not when you see it on the top of most of the traffic signals you encounter. But for some reason I was stopped at a fist full of them on this Monday. My horoscope said “You might be afraid to trust others today because they don't seem to share ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 11/3/2014
  2. Puck's Blog > found & lost

    Found and lost Well here it is the first day after the new time change. Looked outside and in all of the rooms and I can’t find where that extra hour is hiding. I know it’s a big thing like we are given an “extra hour” to do something like sleep, but I can’t find it. Oh wait I haven’t been ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 11/2/2014
  3. Puck's Blog > kiln watching

    Fire it up Well good morning; hope all is well where you are. Here in the circle city it’s going to be in the doubles. 55 for the low last night and 88 for the high today. Just the kind of a day you want to do some work outside. I know we are a bit late with this morning’s blog because we...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 10/29/2014
  4. Puck's Blog > orange sky morning

    Orange sky morning here in the circle city of Corona, California. Yes you can tell it’s getting ready for the time to change here in just a few days. Myself I like it just the way it is now because when it’s dark at 5:00 it is time to stop carving or whatever you are doing outside. For me...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 10/27/2014
  5. Puck's Blog > Sunday morn it is

    Sunday morning at hand here in the land of the Temescal Valley, which is part of the overall larger Riverside County. At one time did have a large tin mine in the area. But not to worry, we are still part of the city of Corona, California. As of right now at 6:00 in the morning it is still ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 10/26/2014

The Sensarium Concept 

Sensarium is an emerging platform for high definition viewing of artistic content in high traffic areas. The opportunity for surrounding businesses centers on being in close proximity to a main attraction that keeps viewers coming back to the vicinity. The Sensarium Display becomes an anchor point that brings the public back for repeat visits, thus enabling the surrounding establishments to offer their goods and services to engaged patrons.

The Sensarium concept works on the public broadcasting model, in that sponsors of the content are the underwriters and promoters of the content, and their financial support maintains the production facilities, creative talent and others who make the productions possible. In alignment with the public broadcasting model, there are intros and trailers that list and mention the show’s sponsors. These “commercial breaks” do not happen during main programming as in regular commercial television.

This is in contrast to digital signage platforms commonly seen in fast food restaurants that play a continuous stream of broadcast television with its own load of commercials, along with their own commercials continuously displaying in marked off regions of the display screens. Sensarium does not follow this model although technically it is possible to do it. Sensarium’s philosophy is that the message conveyed by the main production, be it creativity via art or something in the public interest should get the most sustained attention.

Content displayed on a Sensarium Display can come from a variety of information streams, including but not limited to web feeds (including Twitter), current weather, live camera feeds and scheduled video productions. The video productions can run once or repeat on a schedule, or even be randomly shown within a time slot. There is a lot of flexibility as to what can be shown and how it is arranged in the time schedule.

Technically, the Sensarium Displays that are found in public venues are dedicated display systems that are driven by special computer systems that are very compact and are capable of delivering high definition video. The computers are connected to the Internet via secure wired or wireless connections, and these dedicated broadcast streams cannot be broken into and viewed outside the dedicated display.

Sensarium broadcast is not just limited to these special dedicated displays. Sensarium is developing special channels for viewing on the Roku platform, which is currently enjoyed in over eight million homes in the United States alone. Someone who purchases a Roku system gets a small display module about the size of a hockey puck, which connects to their television and to the Internet via wired or wireless connection. Sensarium can develop any number of channels on this platform for special content depending on the channel’s end purpose.

Gravatar John believes in stimulating the mind through conversation, art, science and literature. He created the first local search engine that could translate and understand 31 world languages. He created a hybrid physical/electronic history museum to honor our wounded and fallen soldiers. He created an interactive, visually hypnotic high definition art display system: Sensarium.
Posted by John Graffio Monday, May 26, 2014 11:48:00 PM Categories: Art Science

Where Art Lives 

Is Art From The Beyond?

Art is the region above science, it is the most lofty of human endeavors. For art, the human mind has devoted its creative energy, heart and soul.

In Paleontology, it is thought that when renderings of abstract ideas began appearing in cave art, the human mind had progressed beyond a threshold that no other form of life on this planet had crossed. We don't know for sure if art simulated creativity, or creativity begat art.

Many human endeavors require creativity and original thought. Science requires a dogged discipline towards the seeking of truth, and can be a dry but rewarding life's work. With few exceptions, all people must labor and toil to survive. But what remains of our lives when we pass on to the next generation? What else besides our genes do we leave to the world?

We leave the essence of our lives through art, music and literature. The most enduring symbols of religious belief come to us through priceless works of art, through music inspired by something beyond this world, and words that bring us to the brink of creation itself. Art is the true medium of culture, and is the only aspect of all cultures that endures the millennia.

This project has been created so this wonderful, most fundamental aspect of our culture is not lost to all the busy minutes that leave us without even a second to appreciate beauty. Join me in helping to spread a little more of our true heritage to all those who go without.

 

Gravatar John believes in stimulating the mind through conversation, art, science and literature. He created the first local search engine that could translate and understand 31 world languages. He created a hybrid physical/electronic history museum to honor our wounded and fallen soldiers. He created an interactive, visually hypnotic high definition art display system: Sensarium.
Posted by John Graffio Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:52:00 PM Categories: Art Science
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Sensarium is devoted to creating interactive electronic art galleries around the world to promote more viewing of musical, digital and digitized art forms from artists of all genres.