Gallery Shooting Gallery
provides an internet user with an interface to a real physical weapon mounted in
a remote location. There are two
experiences of the system: remote users and local inhabitants.
Remote users gain access to the
system through a web based Java applet.
EIU has constructed numerous interfaces (PRoPs,
Tender, Mechanical Gaze, What
is Real?, Further Explorations in
Lethal Experimentation, etc) of this type for accessing remote
physical systems. EIU are considered experts in the field. Several
sophisticated tracking algorithms make best attempt guesses of a userís
physical location that is in turn displayed on the screen on the side the base
of the physical unit.
The remote user also receives an internet video and audio stream.
Using the applet, the individual can move the shockwave cannon around the
room to acquire a target. The
ability to lock on and track a target is also provided.
Once a target is selected, a user may discharge the cannon, firing the
weapon with a mouse click or joystick fire button.
During that sequence a video record is made and placed on the web site as
a 3-5 sec clip for later viewing by others.
This clip is also cross references with other statistics such as any
information that was able to be ascertained about the remote user, their usage
time, location, network path to their machine, various routers involved, etc.