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Building a Dutch CineGrid Node CineGrid Workshop Frank Kresin
WAAG SOCIETY <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>45+ people: developers, designers, r...
WAAG SOCIETY <ul><li>Media Lab, founded in 1996  </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Develop creative applications...
Domains & Ateliers inTV Creative Commons Story Telling Media-wijsheid Narrative Cradle 2 Cradle I-Buddies Sensitive Live A...
ART EXPERIMENTS <ul><li>Performers, artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected - making of a live art network </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>“ Digital City” initiative - 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming for everybody </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://plugin.wa...
CineGrid @ Holland Festival 2007
CINEGRID FOR ART AND EDUCATION  <ul><li>Key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive experience </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse of d...
KINDS OF USE WE ENVISION <ul><li>“ Shoot & Cut” - filmmaking at ultra-high standards </li></ul><ul><li>Capture and share l...
Goals for a Node <ul><li>(stolen and adapted from the work of Laurin and Tom) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a platform ...
WHAT DO WE NEED? <ul><li>Both </li></ul><ul><li>Standards to adhere to - limitations stimulate creativity </li></ul><ul><l...
A GENERIC NODE WOULD NEED <ul><li>Any combination of </li></ul><ul><li>production, encoding, transmission and viewing hard...
CINEGRID AMSTERDAM <ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce and view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store and transmit <...
PARTNERS <ul><li>Initiators </li></ul><ul><li>SURFnet, UvA, SARA, Waag Society </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch Partners </li></ul>...
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Building a CineGrid Node in Amsterdam

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    1. 1. Building a Dutch CineGrid Node CineGrid Workshop Frank Kresin
    2. 2. WAAG SOCIETY <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>45+ people: developers, designers, researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Location: De Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of Expertise for ICT and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Partner in (among others) </li></ul><ul><li>MultimediaN (BSIK) / FRUX (Freeband) </li></ul><ul><li>MediaGuild Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>CultureGrid / Creative Commons NL </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Industries Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Platform </li></ul><ul><li>International cooperations: SARAI and EU-India Exchange Platform CineGrid.org </li></ul>
    3. 3. WAAG SOCIETY <ul><li>Media Lab, founded in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Develop creative applications for social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Use and explore technology to foster innovation and contribute to real problems in society </li></ul><ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Researching culture, behaviour and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Developing prototypes and pilots </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing public interventions and events </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and provide platforms for public experiments </li></ul>
    4. 4. Domains & Ateliers inTV Creative Commons Story Telling Media-wijsheid Narrative Cradle 2 Cradle I-Buddies Sensitive Live Arts CineGrid Open Hardware Connected Classroom Collaborative Museum++ City as Playground Serious Gaming Playful Learning Locative Culture Public Domain Care Education
    5. 5. ART EXPERIMENTS <ul><li>Performers, artists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected - making of a live art network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KeyStroke / KeyWorx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anatomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liveform Telekinetics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artist in Residencies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ Digital City” initiative - 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming for everybody </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://plugin.waag.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Access Point </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadband content & infrastructure (1Gb) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Service Provider: Culture Grid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosting for cultural organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Content: Creative Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using research networks for cultural institutions </li></ul></ul>PUBLIC ACCESS
    7. 7. CineGrid @ Holland Festival 2007
    8. 8. CINEGRID FOR ART AND EDUCATION <ul><li>Key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive experience </li></ul><ul><li>Collapse of distance </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more way communication </li></ul><ul><li>Promises </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially unlimited screensize </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially unlimited storage </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially unlimited bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially unlimited participants </li></ul><ul><li>So we can </li></ul><ul><li>Reach and engage with a worldwide audience </li></ul><ul><li>In previously undreamt of quality </li></ul><ul><li>Evoke and share very intense emotional responses </li></ul><ul><li>At increasingly lower cost </li></ul>
    9. 9. KINDS OF USE WE ENVISION <ul><li>“ Shoot & Cut” - filmmaking at ultra-high standards </li></ul><ul><li>Capture and share live events - cultural, sports, entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time collaboration - art, education, business </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming in increasingly immersive environments </li></ul><ul><li>Share (cultural) content across institutions (eg. Film Archives & Musea) </li></ul><ul><li>(3D) Animation & visualization </li></ul><ul><li>3D Stereo </li></ul>
    10. 10. Goals for a Node <ul><li>(stolen and adapted from the work of Laurin and Tom) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a platform to experiment with new forms of digital cinema and multimedia with very high realism, quality, speed and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Research, developmen and transport of ultra-high quality, interactive, digital media using advanced optical networks and grid computing </li></ul><ul><li>International exchange and sharing of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Training of digital media professionals in education, science, visualisation and e-culture </li></ul><ul><li>New businesscases, formats and forms of collaboration </li></ul>
    11. 11. WHAT DO WE NEED? <ul><li>Both </li></ul><ul><li>Standards to adhere to - limitations stimulate creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to break these standards at will </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arbitrary pixels / screens dimensions / screen shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arbitrary number of channels of audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arbitrary length of transmission (one hour - three months) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arbitrary numbers of participants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Well equipped production and viewing rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Easy set-up of complex events </li></ul><ul><li>Fault-tolerant hard- & software </li></ul><ul><li>Community of committed scientists, technicians and artists to work with </li></ul><ul><li>More research (emotions, perception, audio & video) </li></ul><ul><li>Time for meaningful discussion </li></ul>
    12. 12. A GENERIC NODE WOULD NEED <ul><li>Any combination of </li></ul><ul><li>production, encoding, transmission and viewing hardware </li></ul><ul><li>hard- and software to facilitate exchange of real-time communication & control signals (manyfold) </li></ul><ul><li>computing power </li></ul><ul><li>high speed connections and places to connect to </li></ul><ul><li>access to creative experts and technicians and inspiring artists </li></ul><ul><li>access to business expertise to develop sustainable solutions </li></ul><ul><li>enough money to do strange things </li></ul>
    13. 13. CINEGRID AMSTERDAM <ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce and view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store and transmit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work packages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Securely store and transmit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talent building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. PARTNERS <ul><li>Initiators </li></ul><ul><li>SURFnet, UvA, SARA, Waag Society </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Amsterdam Innovation Motor, </li></ul><ul><li>Film Museum, Cultuurfabriek, </li></ul><ul><li>National Computer Facilities, </li></ul><ul><li>Rietveld Academy, Sandberg Institute, </li></ul><ul><li>MediaGuild, Motel Films, MTV Networks, </li></ul><ul><li>Submarine, Holland Festival, ISOC, </li></ul><ul><li>GridForum, IDFA, Lost+Found, Dell, Cisco, </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch Film and Television Academy, </li></ul><ul><li>Path é Cinema, TNO </li></ul><ul><li>European Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>I2CAT (Barcelona), Cesnet (Prague), </li></ul><ul><li>KTH (Stockholm) </li></ul>
    15. 15. CineGrid Workshop Frank Kresin E-mail: [email_address]

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