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December 13, 2006

Installations in Google and Willow Garage

I am truly pleased to announce three bits of good news:

First, on Tuesday we installed Dreams in High Fidelity into Google's main lobby, near the model of SpaceShipOne. You can see it from reception but, unless you are an employee, to get close you'll need a friend to get inside (sorry). There are some comfy chairs nearby so you can sit down, relax, and watch. Thanks to John Hawkins for arranging this and the tech talk that instigated it, and to Google for permitting it.

Second, Scott Hassan and Willow Garage Inc. have acquired the first unit, and commissioned the next generation for display in their new office. Willow Garage, Inc., based in Menlo Park, designs and builds autonomous devices and control systems. Currently, they are building a prototype autonomous car to enter into the DARPA Grand Challenge using a Ford Escape Hybrid as the base. The HifiDreams will show on a 65" 1080p plasma in the cafe/lounge when it opens. Sign up for the list to receive the announcement.

Third, I've moved to NYC and am looking for gallery representation and exhibition locations. Please contact me with any leads or recommendations. Thanks. Posted by spot at December 13, 2006 11:42 PM

Comments
I was just wondering if HifiDreams will be sold to the public and made available for download at any point in the future. ElectricSheep is an awesome program that I would be more than willing to pay for to get better resolution.... Posted by: Ryan at January 11, 2007 09:32 AM
it is for sale to the public. please buy one! :) come see it at CoSM on 20th, or email me to arrange a demo. it is not for download, however, and i don't plan on changing that. Posted by: spot at January 11, 2007 10:32 AM
HifiDreams is from the future, so is Google. They are just made for each other. Posted by: Alex at January 18, 2007 10:18 AM
Scott: Great work, and love the Philip K. Dick inspiration. I don't profess to have any direct connection, but why don't you approach Art + Commerce? They are the leading representation firm in the photography (Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin) sector here in NYC.This may not be in their strikezone, but worth a shot; they may be able to direct you if they can't take you on as a client. Their URL is below, and best of luck. M Weiss http://www.artandcommerce.com/aac/C.aspx?VP=Mod_StaticPage.StaticPage_VPage&SP=home&HN=T Posted by: M Weiss at January 18, 2007 01:26 PM
I just saw HifiDreams at CoSM last night, this thing is amazing. My friends and I were blown away. Any info on price for public purchase? Is this something anywhere near affordable? Posted by: Dave at January 21, 2007 10:35 AM
I just saw HifiDreams at CoSM last night, this thing is amazing. My friends and I were blown away. Any info on price for public purchase? Is this something anywhere near affordable? Posted by: Dave at January 21, 2007 10:36 AM
Hi Scott: Welcome to NYC - as far as galleries go - there are a couple in Chelsea that would probably be interested. drop me an email when you get the chance- Best Regards George Posted by: George Stadnik at January 23, 2007 07:50 AM
bad ass Posted by: chad at February 5, 2007 11:39 PM
This work is truly inspiring. Namaste. Posted by: ion at February 6, 2007 07:27 AM
How's 'bout them there prices y'all mentioned while I was "out 'o the room?" What say we mosey on over to a nice place and chaw on a few ??? I'm recknin, maybe later, that is... (after the girls get here) an ya' get a tad more comfy) We could maybe reckon some kind of contract. Is ya O 'kauy there Lil' feller ? Thar ya' goe! Posted by: Greg In TEXAS ! at February 16, 2007 11:29 AM
That sounds cool Posted by: pahanix at February 19, 2007 05:03 PM
very cool Posted by: michelle at February 24, 2007 04:57 AM
eee ghjj jgkliuf Posted by: oleg at February 25, 2007 11:16 AM
This is one of the finest, most clever artistic computer pieces I've ever seen. Great work! Posted by: Jojo at March 7, 2007 07:35 PM
I saw what seemed to be Hi Res Electric Sheep, possibly HiFi Dreams at Karu & Y Ultralounge in Miami. They have really embraced your work there and I hope that you were compensated. The video installation there is better than any club I have seen and it really blew people away at this year's Winter Music Conference. Posted by: dave at March 29, 2007 02:02 PM
thanks for the tip dave. i haven't been compensated at all, so i assume they are running the free screen-saver. did you happen to get any pictures? how fast were the sheep moving? Posted by: spot at March 29, 2007 02:16 PM
Wonderful images! I saw your sheep projected on a screen at the Yuri's Night Party in hangar at NASA Ames. Check out my flickr site to see a photo of the NASA logo next to the sheep: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemansam/ Posted by: Spaceman Spiff at April 26, 2007 08:45 PM
ujule esta muy weno Posted by: pedro at April 27, 2007 11:17 AM
How much is this going to cost and when can the masses get one? Posted by: Don at May 4, 2007 11:55 PM
Is HiFi Dreams still up at CoSM? Posted by: Mike at June 28, 2007 05:56 AM
Well, I'm certainly willing to pay for ~1080p electric sheep. 100GBs? Easy to store, no problem. Basically, if this is made commercially available and the price is at all reasonable, I will buy it. Posted by: Eintanata at December 17, 2007 07:57 PM
yes, would be very interested in pricing for the "art" version (1080p) Posted by: mike o at January 20, 2008 12:27 AM
i love your sceensavers there ggggreat!!!!!! mr billfrom tacoma was Posted by: william bennett at January 20, 2008 07:08 PM
Ive just thought about installing a Hifi-systemin my garage. A place where nobody disturbs with nice music. That must be great. Posted by: Garage Boy at July 20, 2008 11:49 AM
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