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  1. Puck's Blog > Hemet by Morning

    Well here it is Monday labor Day in beautiful Hemet, California. We are here at a friend's house doing some cat watching while he is away on vacation. Supposed to be just one degree shy of the century mark in case you would be asked or are taking notes. I don't feel bad because the weather page ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/1/2014
  2. Puck's Blog > Saturday when all is done

    Well here we are at the end of another day in the life of the Corona Art Association . The mixed media class today did a drawing to some stylized lips that first were first drawn in pencil and then in colored pencil. One of the challenges of working in colored pencil is that they are next to...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/30/2014
  3. Puck's Blog > Saturday At the Corona Art Gallery

    Well here it is Saturday and all. We are in Corona California where they have the big circle street called of all things Grand Avenue. For those of you that want to keep a tidy record, the temperature is supposed to be 98 from the 56 degrees that it is right now. Off in the distance I can hear...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/30/2014
  4. Puck's Blog > Wednesday already?

    Well here it is a Wednesday coming at you. Hope all is well where you are and if things could be much better here it might be against some local ordinance. We have just got done with a big bowl of oatmeal with some raisins thrown in for good measure. Oh sure we added some cinnamon like it was a ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/27/2014
  5. Puck's Blog > This thing called artist trading cards

    With my demo put off for another month, I thought I would tell you something about ATC's. Artists trading cards are miniature works of Art about the same size of modern baseball tradiing cards measuring the same size as a deck of playing cards or 2 ½ by 3 ½. The ATC has it origin in...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/26/2014
  6. Puck's Blog > The Morning Monday

    Monday morning and making breakfast in the quiet of the day. We are still here on “Cat Watch” in the city of Hemet, California. That also means we are separated from out regular tower computer and all of the pictures we just scanned. So I guess we will have to take some more with my camera....
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/25/2014
  7. Puck's Blog > Early morning coffee

    Well here we are on a Sunday morning and right now I am setting outside watching the morning’s sunrise. It is interesting how the sky goes from dark to light and the trees that were once just a shape have color brought to them as the sun chases away the darkness. Oh of course my coffee cup is...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/24/2014
  8. Puck's Blog > Saturday all of a sudden

    Well today is Saturday in the corner of the world and in the town of Hemet, California where the sun goes to spend the summer. It is somewhere around 60 degrees right now and supposed to be in the 90’s when all is said and done. Today is “teach the Art class” day over at the Corona Art...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/23/2014
  9. Puck's Blog > Thursday at hand

    Well here we are here in Hemet, California having breakfast in the Carl’sJr. Here on Florida Avenue. We splashed through the water that was running out of the planters and down the parking lot. But today it was okay because yesterday we drove through some rain and while the rain was welcomed...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/21/2014
  10. Puck's Blog > Hump day thoughts

    So here it is Wednesday the middle of the week or “hump day” as some call it. We are putting the final touches on a breakfast bowl right now. It’s one of the sausage kinds and we forgot to add some cheese this morning, but it’s still good. The coffee is the cup and I am ready to dance here on...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 8/20/2014

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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