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A NANO-FICTION TEXTURE TALE(2010)


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This tale is part of a team project developed in the workshop "Scale Electric", 19 - 20 July 2010, i-DAT.org, The Wolfson Nanotechnology Laboratory, Ubiquity Journal. As result we have a 3D immersive model of the cassette-cityscape were JohnTheVanMan could keep flying forever. This is the story so far...

We will tell you the story of John The VanMan:
VanMan woke up in the midle of the night. There was a phone call. He rushed the phone.It was his brother form Amsterdam, He was ill - a broken heart from the football world cup! John must rush to his potential death bed. John leaps into a plane from the museum he used to work in, next door. An old plane from the second clone wars. Without a thought he takes off! Aproaching mt baldy on the edge of New Plymouth he realises he was down to emergency reserve and so jettisonĀ“s all superfluous contents. Opening the canopy the sudden depressureization whips off his helmet sending it down below. in a fluster he flips out his business card, throws out the flower intended for his brother and ejects and flings out the cassette tape that was playing in the ancient player. The tape spools out, covering the cityscape in an atomically thin layer of Ferric Oxide...

Four intrepid scientist "The Van Taskforce" were called in to solve the mystery of the Van Mans dematerialisation in a nowhere sky...

to model the cassette-cityscape the scientists used a scan in nano scale of the original item: a small fragment of the tape they found on the city road.

Exhibitions:

(2010) i-DAT’s Scale Electric, Immersive Vision Theatre's full dome,University of Plymouth