Montreal ACM SIGGRAPH and the SAT present : TELEPRESENCE AND
360° : Immersive simulation and telepresence
It’s spring and there is innovation in the air. Luc Courchesne
makes us the honor of a grand preview of the Panoscope 360° before leaving
for a round abroad. The Panoscope is a unique immersive existence simulator
apparatus which allows for a single-channel immersive 3D experiment in real-time
and opens the door to an entire universe of new feelings. Join us, and fly through
space as in dreams, and you also will be able to answer the fundamental question:
Where are you?
will be accompanied by Guillaume Langlois and Sébastien
Roy who collaborated in the realization of the project.
Artist, designer educator
Born 1952 in Quebec. Luc Courchesne studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, Halifax (Bachelor of Design, 1974) and at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Cambridge MA (Master of Science in Visual Studies, 1984).
His design work covers a wide range of projects in graphic, product and exhibition
design. His art installation work includes Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987),
Portrait One (1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape
One (1997), Passages (1998), Rendez-vous … (1999), The Visitor: Living
by Numbers (2001), Untitled (2002) and Where are you? (2005).
He exhibited extensively worldwide in venues such as the Art Gallery of New
South Wales, Sydney; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; La Villette, Paris,
the ZKM, Karlsruhe. He was awarded the Grand Prix of the ICC Biennale 1997 in
Tokyo and an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 1999 in Linz, Austria.
Courchesne is currently interim director of the School of Industrial Design,
University of Montreal and president of the Society for Arts and Technology