Paul, Whitney Museum New Media curator, referred to Invisible Ideas
in her Keynote
address at the Digital Art and Public Space conference at Harvard
Herald, Friday, April 15th, Visual Arts; High-tech works come
of age by Joanne Silver:
"Despite the artwork's futuristic dazzle, which culminates
in the color display of each walker's path on a virtual map in the
gallery, the actual experience of "Invisible Ideas" is
surprisingly old-fashioned. For example, to plot the course of his
narrated route, Donald Burgy selected sites where he discovered
the presence of underground water by dowsing with a divining rod.
A participant stopping at marked benches along the Commonwealth
Mall will signal the computer to play Burgy's tales of humans making
extraordinary perceptions using clues from nature.
Globe, Friday, May 2nd, TAMING TECHNOLOGY'S OVERLOAD WITH ARTFUL
SYSTEMS by Cate McQuaid:
"ideas flash on the computer screen and speak into your headphones.
Art, physics, metaphysics, and ideas about community are discussed.
Stories are told. Sometimes they connect to your geography, sometimes
they don't. It's like taking a walk with a revered teacher: rigorous,
challenging, occasionally enlightening..."
Globe, Sunday, May 4th, Start-up ideas straddle worlds of art,
technology by DC Denison:
""The art project has a very clear benefit for us,"
Taibi (CEO SmartWorlds, technology provider for Invisible Ideas)
said. "For one thing it gives us a very large installation
in the real world. We are learning how robust the technology is,
how much support we have to provide for it. We are learning in which
details the devils are hiding.""
News, May 2 2003, Boston Festival Blends Art, Tech by Mark
"The Invisible Ideas project takes visitors to the Boston Common,
a 50-acre park in the city's downtown area, for a GPS-enabled handheld
computer journey that displays bits of poetry, images and sounds
that are triggered by particular locations along the route."
Globe, Monday, April 28th, @ Large by Scott Kirshner:
"Viewers (users?) are given a PocketPC hand-held computer equipped
with a Global Positioning System receiver. As they roam Commonwealth
Avenue, the Public Garden, and Boston Common, their position triggers
different visual and audio content on the hand-held. When the viewer
returns to the gallery, a tracing of her travels is uploaded to
a map, which also shows the paths taken by other viewers."
— users group discussion forum - Invisible
group discussion forum— Invisible
Ideas feature with pictures
Italian television – TG Leonardo
- Invisible Ideas and SmartWorlds Technology feature.
Cable Access Dead Air
Live show interviews Nita Sturiale and Giuseppe Taibi.
Cable Acces video documentary about Invisible Ideas (25 minutes
- available upon request)