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(March 17–20, 2005)

Elizabeth Gentile

Stew Leonard's

Caroling Geary

Marketplace of Ideas


17 March, 2005 - 15:00 UTC (9 a.m CST)

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© 2005 Caroling Geary, Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons License

The sound wave says, "From the Frank Stanton Studios in Los Angeles, this is Marketplace". The program is on public radio, which is a marketplace of ideas.

The sound is from the public radio web site: http://marketplace.publicradio.org. See also: http://www.pri.org/PublicSite/listeners/programs/pop_up/marketplace.html, http://minnesota.publicradio.org/, and http://www.americanpublicmedia.org/. Frankly, I haven't figured out who does what where in these interlinked organizations.

The background images are from a Mandala Sand Painting event. The Tibetan Buddhist monks promote compassion for all beings. They also have things to sell, perhaps a modern form of the ancient begging bowl. Vibrations come on the airwaves, which are free and yet the most basic form of market place. See http://www.mysticalartsoftibet.org and http://www.drepung.org/.

The geographic coordinates are of the Marketplace Productions facility in Los Angeles. I chose it as the origin of the sound waves, as idea. I don't know the location of the transmitter. Should I have used the coordinates of the computer software (Audacity) that finally displayed the sound waves in visual form? Since "buying into" this panorama as a "marketplace" requires viewer conceptualization, perhaps the coordinates of the event should be yours. You are the marketplace.

Here's a quote from page 309 of The Lady and the Monk, Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer, Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1991: "... even a business man or a journalist had something to gain from a night in a monastery, and a taste of stillness. One had to learn how not to spend time,"

Spin the pano while varying the speed, direction, and zoom. With one hand, drag and pan with the mouse or pointer. With the other hand, press the SHIFT or CONTROL key on your keyboard, zooming in and out.
See screen shots of the Marketplace of Ideas QTVR and related sections at http://wholeo.net/Trips/Art/Web/LookoutArt/wwp/wwpMarketplace3-05.htm. See also movies of the dismantling of the sand painting.

See Caroling's Immersive Interactive Imaging links to QTVR, QuickTime, Macromedia Flash, and Java applet movies at http://www.wholeo.net/Access/path/axMOutlqtvr.htm

wholeo.net is Wholeo Online. Creative search for whole self, by Caroling
Hardware: Macintosh G4 tower and iBook computers. Canon GL2 digicam. iMic for headphones. Koss external speakers and internal microphone on iBook. Cable modem Internet connection.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS, Final Cut Express 2, Audacity, MakeCubic, QuickTime Pro 6.5.1
Behind the scene : how this panorama was made
I did all the digital work for this panorama during the period from March 17 - 20. The energies of the equinox helped balance the contradictory forces of external and internal exchange and change. I celebrated the Peace Wave sponsored by the group 10,000+ Drums for Peace. The wave started with the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations building at 12 noon in New York City. Each hour at noon, the wave of drumming spread to the next time zone, taking 24-hours to encircle the world. I tried to keep awareness on the intention of this action. With lighted candles and incense, I asked that the good vibrations come into my panorama and be propagated by spinners everywhere. Turning a panorama can be like a prayer wheel. Adding the mandala sand painting chants furthered compassion.

I give thanks for being able to participate in this world wide event. I ask forgiveness that my idea of panoramic VR is not strictly photographic. I did go with camera to a supermarket, a health food store, and the Seaside market of boutiques and beach items, hoping I would be inspired. But I felt no need to re-present them.

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