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  1. Puck's Blog > Thursday on your mind

    Well its morning here and just 66 degrees in the circle city of Corona, California. Suppose to be 97 when all is done, but may be slightly higher as sometimes the weather people miss the mark. With temperatures like that we won’t be doing any carving in the tin building we call "the shop." It...
    Author: Created: 7/31/2014
  2. Puck's Blog > Artists Block

    Artists block but also known as an 'art block', a usually random occurrence in which one loses inspiration and motivation to draw. It’s a devastating thing for an artist to feel they’ve lost their inspiration, to encounter a creative block. But suffering from artist’s block doesn’t mean you’ve...
    Author: Created: 7/30/2014
  3. Puck's Blog > The new 1937 Chevrolet

    The 1937 Chevrolet Master and Master Deluxe were touted as "The complete car, completely new" in ads. Retooling had cost $26 million, an astronomical figure by the standards of the time. Not since 1929 had Chevrolets been altered so completely. Impressive new styling of the 1937 Chevrolet...
    Author: Created: 7/29/2014
  4. Puck's Blog > Teach your children well

    Teach your children well. Well I suppose I am showing my age when I mention the group “Crosby Stills Nash and Young” and the song that had the words “Teach your children well.” I think of that every time some of the students come to the Saturday class to learn art. It’s the parents who are ...
    Author: Created: 7/1/2014
  5. Puck's Blog > Water in the sun

    Turning left or right Well good morning we are here in beautiful Corona, California where Desi Arnaz had his ranch where he raced thoroughbreds and provided a place for their friends to escape to. It’s already 60 degrees right now and supposed to go into the 90’s for those of you who are...
    Author: Created: 7/2/2014
  6. Puck's Blog > Gearing up for the 4th

    So here we are again in Corona, California getting ready for the 4 th of July weekend. If you have been out and around you would have noticed all of the extra people in the market buying food. At least it looks like everyone will be eating well. Over at the home improvement stores, you can see...
    Author: Created: 7/3/2014
  7. Puck's Blog > Feeling blue today

    So today we are going to look into what colors we use and what they may convey to others. So I suppose we should start with the whey is called “cool colors.” They tend to have a calming effect. At one end of the spectrum they are cold, impersonal almost antiseptic in nature. But at the...
    Author: Created: 7/3/2014
  8. Puck's Blog > Sauce on your face

    Well it happened the other day and just now I thought I would mention something about it. Maybe it has happened to you. I was in a rather nice restaurant having a plate of fish and chips. It was some nice big pieces of cod and I was not that excited about the chips, but I am getting side...
    Author: Created: 7/4/2014
  9. Puck's Blog > Happy 4th to you all

    Well I admit that I do have the attitude that once you have seen fireworks you have seen them all, well sort of. See last night some of the neighbors were going to “car-pool” down to Lake Elsinore and watch the fireworks. Okay so maybe seeing the reflections of the fireworks in the lake would...
    Author: Created: 7/4/2014
  10. Puck's Blog > After the parade is over

    Well by now all of the happenings for the 4 th are just a distant memory. I’m sure cell phones have captured many of them to share with others. Of course others with a regular camera have also done the same. Now just how long do you leave up the decorations? Or is there some rule on...
    Author: Created: 7/5/2014

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.