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  1. Puck's Blog > sunday after dark

    You know it is just a bit off subject, but after a frustrating day in the workshop it is time for my evening green tea. Well I did just get settled in the comfortable executive chair and I discovered that I did not bring anything to stir my tea with. Of course the first thing I saw was a...
    Author: Created: 10/19/2014
  2. Puck's Blog > Saturday here and now

    So here we are marching into another Saturday. This one happens to be October the 11 th at about 6:30 in the morning. For any of you who don’t know what to have for breakfast, we are having a sausage breakfast bowl today. We are already on the second cup of coffee for those who like numbers....
    Author: Created: 10/11/2014
  3. Puck's Blog > Friday it is

    Well here we are again, a Friday and here in Corona, California it’s going to be a good day. We have already finished the ham steak and eggs for breakfast this morning. The coffee cup is just about empty, so it looks like it’s time to pry open the door of the workshop and get busy. Found...
    Author: Created: 10/10/2014
  4. Puck's Blog > Thursday already?

    Well good morning hope all is well where you are today. We are enjoying the quiet of the morning here in the circle city of Corona, California. Yes corona does have a colorful past from the famous race around the circle street called Grand Ave, the ranch of the famous Desi Arnaz where some of...
    Author: Created: 10/9/2014
  5. Puck's Blog > Tuesday at ready

    Tuesday back in Corona, California just feels like putting on a pair of well worn shoes. Yes the quietness of the morning is refreshing. No cries from the coyotes, no noise from the traffic and no sun as of yet. Yes you just know that today is going to be a good day in whatever you do. About 60 ...
    Author: Created: 10/7/2014
  6. Puck's Blog > Monday morning in Hemet

    So here is Monday October the 6 th here in Hemet, California. We have out Carl’sJr breakfast spread out on the desk and my fingers are limbering up to dance on the keys this morning. Here we are living in the city and in the darkness of the morning you can hear an occasional bird, but the most...
    Author: Created: 10/6/2014
  7. Puck's Blog > Suddenly its Sunday

    So here we are visiting a friend’s house in beautiful Hemet California. Yes here today it’s only going to be a nice 100 degrees from the double nickels that it is right now. Of course Hemet is right next to a place called Sun City, which is really a good name for it today. So we already made...
    Author: Created: 10/5/2014
  8. Puck's Blog > Sat-er-day

    Well I suppose the big news here today is going to be the temperature. Oh I know the cute weather girl explained it all to us, but no matter how you spell it hot is the word. In fact the 102 is more than hot for some of us 3 rd generation natives. Of course most of us in Southern California are ...
    Author: Created: 10/4/2014
  9. Puck's Blog > Cover of Darkness

    Yes it is the end of a day in the life you are experiencing. Here in Corona, California where off in the distance you can hear the cry’s of the coyote’s that seen to be closer than they really are in the darkness. You can now sit back and reflect on your day, if it was good or maybe not so...
    Author: Created: 10/3/2014
  10. Puck's Blog > Friday rolling out

    Friday October 3 rd Well good morning to you all; hope things are well where ever you are. Today we are going from a 46 degrees right now to a 101 by the end of the day. How can you make a fashion statement with that kind of a change in the temperature? Guess I’ll just wear shorts and a T...
    Author: Created: 10/3/2014

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.