CAVE room with C-Wall and tile display at the Calit2 building, University of california, San Diego during the IGRID conference.

The first part of "Rutopia2" was presented at the IGRID2005 Conference, Calit2 at the University of California, San Diego, on September 25-29th. IGRID2005 is the International conference showcasing real-time application demonstrations and latest research and development in the use of international and national networks for scientific, educational and industrial fields. The project was shown networked with the Geophysical Center Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS), Moscow, Russia. The network used CAVEwave/National Lambda Rail connection between San Diego and Chicago sites, SurfNet connection between Chicago and Amsterdam sites, and GLORIAD connection between Amsterdam and Moscow sites. It was a first VR network collaboration between Moscow, Russia and Chicago, USA. The installation and opening this new VR transatlantic bridge between USA and Russia established a partnership that will lead to further artistic and scientific cooperation and contribute to the extension of advanced global network community.

for more information please contact:
Daria Tsoupikova
Assistant Professor School of Art & Design (AD), Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

"Rutopia2" is demonstrated network with the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences(GC RAS).

Island world in "Rutopia2".

During the demonstration. Left to right:
Natasha Bulashova(GLORIAD), Mikhail Zhizhiin(GC RAS),
Dmitry Medvedev as an avatar representing Moscow team,
Daria Tsoupikova(EVL), Helen - Nicole Kostis(EVL)