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  1. Puck's Blog > Friday the way it is

    Well it does look like its going to rain later today, which is a far cry from just 2 days ago. I can’t say I will miss the 103 temperatures. so we are at the local Carl’sJr having some of the fresh brewed coffee and listening to all of the others which are up at this hour of the morning. So as ...
    Created: 9/19/2014
  2. Puck's Blog > New show & calendar

    So good morning to everyone, hope everyone is doing well. Spent much of yesterday planning the “Master Calendar” for the Corona Art Association. Somehow when you have an entire year before you it’s easy to see why we feel time is passing quickly. So with 12 shows a year you need to do some...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/16/2014
  3. Puck's Blog > Waiting for the Sun

    Well here we are in the circle city waiting for the sun. It’s supposed to be 103 degrees today, but somehow I think it will be a bit more. I know in my black truck the air conditioner will get a good workout if I venture out of the house. Well the new show is finally ready there at the...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/15/2014
  4. Puck's Blog > New Day Sunrise

    Well here we are having breakfast looking out the window at the morning sunrise. According to the computer its 56 degrees and supposed to be a nice 90 when all is said and done. We are on our second cup of coffee as we watch the light dance through the trees. The slight breeze makes the...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/10/2014
  5. Puck's Blog > back porch tuesday

    Well here we are again, looking out the window at an overcast sky. For those of you who are taking notes its 63 and suppose to round out at 90 by sun down. So I am going to have breakfast on the back porch and enjoy the morning. I think I can handle a bowl of oatmeal and a laptop. Well I...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/9/2014
  6. Puck's Blog > back porch tuesday

    Overcast Tuesday Well here we are again, looking out the window at an overcast sky. For those of you who are taking notes its 63 and suppose to round out at 90 by sun down. So I am going to have breakfast on the back porch and enjoy the morning. I think I can handle a bowl of oatmeal and a ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/9/2014
  7. Puck's Blog > Light Rain Monday

    Monday morning rain Well here it is Monday morning in the circle city of Corona, California. Right now a light summer rain is falling and you can smell that it’s going to be a “sticky” day here with 91 degrees on tap. So the outside maintenance needs to be done early before the sun comes...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/8/2014
  8. Puck's Blog > Big Day Saturday

    The big day Well at least it’s going to be for the Corona Art Association. Not only are we having the Mixed media class today, we also are going to have the take in for the new Art show. So there will be plenty of activity there today. Well I know you are wondering what is going to be ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/6/2014
  9. Puck's Blog > Waking up friday

    So here we are on a Friday just starting our day. We are still here in Hemet, California on what will be our last day of playing hide and seek with the house cat. We will be rounding up all of the half finished drawing we have scattered all around the place. The watercolor that was drying in...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/5/2014
  10. Puck's Blog > A Wednesday it is

    So here we are on a Wednesday, and we are doing the "cat watch" thing here in beautiful Hemet, California. If you would have come over for coffee this morning, you would have seen my green and blue fingers. See they trusteed me with some bottles of spray ink and I had my fingers in the way. Yes ...
    Author: mike@sensarium.com Created: 9/3/2014

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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