24-hour internet project

24-hour internet project
February 27-28 1996

"During the 24-hour time period starting at 13:00 (Eastern Standard Time/USA) on the 27th February and ending 13:00 on the 28th, there was a linking over the internet. This Web Site, located on a server at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, is a documentation of this projection of eye and mind.

There were a number of participants involved from widely separated physical locations including Hawai'i, Iceland, Finland, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Florida among others. There were students and faculty from Holy Cross College, University of Hawaii, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Florida State University along with a number of unaffiliated rogues...

The collaboration had no particular theme or aim, except to establish dialectic communication between individuals. We used IRC channel (#otis) to maintain some level of "live" interaction until we suffered a server crash between 3:54 and 8:30 in the morning. Images are stored on the SiTO/OTiS server PANIC/hOPKINS ftp site, thanks to Ed Stasny, the SiTO sysop. We hope you enjoy the image play!

The project was initiated by roving teacher-artist John Hopkins and sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross. Special thanks here at Holy Cross go to Robert Henry, Jr., Albert Atkocius, and Ellen Keohane of ITS for their friendly and fast technical support and Ellen Lawrence, the Gallery Director for her generous moral and material support."

Source: http://neoscenes.net/archive/24hour/project.html(external link)

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