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dinner at the Fairy Castle screenshot, 2004


dinner at the Fairy Castle: A Virtual Set, 2004

Dinner at the Fairy Castle is an experimental collaborative project aimed at low cost alternatives to keying in actors in traditional movie sets. Using a virtual set, one can cut costs in regards to renting space, furniture, general labor and much more. With skilled artists, one can achieve the right look of a set - color, lighting, prop placement - with less production time.

Dinner at the Fairy Castle: A Virtual Set, is an attempt to recreate the dining room of the Fairy Castle exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Since the actual exhibit is miniature in size, the artists thought it would be fun for audience participants to actually see themselves keyed inside one of the famous elegant rooms of the castle. Through windows of the virtual dining room, the participant can see live video of people peeking into the room.

COLLABORATORS: Drew Browning, Helen-Nicole Kostis, Sangyoon Lee, Tina Shah, Ruby Seniva

showcase: Electronic Visualization Exhibit, May 7 2004
                  Center for VR in the Arts,
                  UIC Art & Architecture Building

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