3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities
Using a live telematic videoconference connection, the installation functioned between two geographically distant audiences located in separate 3x4 metre blue-box room installations at Khoj Studios, New Delhi and the Southbank Centre, London. Spanning five time zones the installation was connected 6 hours a day from 12 to 14 December 2014, combining two cities not just spatially but temporally, from the start of one person’s day to the end of another’s. The networked convergence of these two physical 3x4 metre structures and their urban locations allowed these diverse public audiences the opportunity to explore networked spaces as new mixed-reality hybrid environments. It made it possible to experience, not only the presence of geographically distant participants, but also a sense of coexistence with them.
Produced by Paul Sermon, Claire McAndrew, Swati Janu and Vivek Muthuramalingam