passionate, seductive, and intimate experiences of real life are rapidly
emerging online. Humans already
perceive a rudimentary level of conversational intimacy through email, chat, and
newsgroups. Video conferencing
provides a rich degree of audio-visual interaction. Even physical and tactile social taboos such as shaking
hands, embracing, kissing, and sexual intimacy are shattered by currently
available online commercial products. But many typical human interactions cannot yet be expressed online.
Gallery Shooting Gallery (GSG) extends the range of the online experience
by enabling the expression of the ultimate form of intensely passionate
human-human interaction, targeting and firing a live weapon at another human
Special thanks to Jon
Sarriugarte and Warren Flynn
for hardware design and construction of the Vortex Gun.