Demonstrate, commissioned by the Whitney Museum, set up a
robotic webcamera over UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza, birthplace of the
Speech Movement. For six weeks, the camera was made accessible to
on the Internet. Online participants shared remote control of the
camera, allowing them to zoom in to frame and photograph activity in
Plaza at any time of day or night.
The project, timed to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the
Speech Movement attracted over 4000 online participants from around
world. The resulting archive of 1200 photos and textual comments
portrait of public space as viewed from the public in cyberspace.
Arising from the same root
as demon and monster, the
set out to visualize the concept of public space. The camera and
illustrate new imaging technology and human behavior in the public
of both plaza and cyberspace. The short essays below are an initial
sample of perspectives. For information on contributing an essay,
contact goldberg at ieor.berkeley.edu.