Virtual beach

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Description Life is a beach, or at least it would be if it wasn't also a pile of crap. Beaches should represent the best of times - resting, walking, bathing; and the sights and sounds therein invoke all things positive and affirming. Join us as we roll up our overly-worn jeans and attempt to recreate that joyful place without the hassle of getting sand in your ebook or sewage on your oh-so-pale feet.

Like any beach, all you need is a towel - the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have - to sit on. Lastly, bring tea leaves if you have them -beach smokey beach-bonfire flavoured tea will be provided :)

Has website
Persons working on Nordin
Tags chillout, virtual, cyber
Located at assembly Scottish Consulate
Other projects...


!! update !! 09/12/16 Now with Immersive AV guided mindfulness meditation beach-hammock area. :) (Shipping was an issue)

!! update !! 08/12/16 Robot Seagulls!

!! update !! 07/12/16 The consulate is planning to be be located in a busy part of the CCH (which will be great) so we are reducing the size to not be so dam greedy :)

The approx area needed for the basic setup is 3m x 3m (inc a 0.5m clearance perimeter) or whatever we can get :). A corner position is preferred but not essential. Power is required for 1x 50watt and 4x 20watt RGB LED spotlights, in addition to a 65watt LED projector and a small freestanding fan. Misc sundries include a networked Pi running info-beamer and the odd 5v LED strips.

The area will be covered by a soft beige fleece floor material, weighted at points. Beach inflatables and accessories will populate the ground space as sitting pillows intended as restful beach-style lounging for consulate members and all visitors. Note: it is not intended to replace consulate table and chair seating, only to provide respite from it for anyone to enjoy with laptop.

Two of the four open sides to the area will be draped with semi opaque garden-fleece material to be used as a projection surface for the LED Projector and controlled LED RGB Spots. Projected beach scenes, colours, sounds and fanned beach scents will be emitted from a central freestanding 2m weighted column housing the lighting hardware and supporting the high-corner of the drape material.

If additional space exists surrounding the edges, towels/inflatables can be added to the floor area for additional lounge space.