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EVL: Alive on the Grid

The Ars Electronica Festival, sponsored by the Ars Electronica Center (AEC), is an international, large-scale art festival held annually in Linz, Austria. In 2001, the AEC festival commissioned the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory to produce an original virtual reality art application for the CAVE®. The resulting work EVL: Alive on the Grid is a collection of shared and tele-immersive virtual reality environments linked by the Grid (a collection of networks, computers and virtual reality displays spanning the globe). During the five-day event, participants from three American and five European sites interacted in the virtual worlds


Dan Sandin
University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana University, State University of New York (SUNY) / Buffalo, USA; Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam (SARA), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), V2 Lab / V2 Organization Institute for the Unstable Media / Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Interactive Institute - Tools for Creativity Studio, Umea, Sweden; C3 Center for Culture & Communication Foundation, Hungary

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