Supercomputing Global Performance
Another Language Performing Arts Company performed at Supercomputing Global in Tampa, Florida on November 15, 2006.
The "SC06" annual conference was an exciting event with demonstrations of the latest research in computing. It is the international conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC Global played a major part in SC06 by linking geographically diverse communities from around the world and allowing them to showcase the latest in high-end collaborative technologies.
Another Language presented a recreation of the March 31-April 2, 2006 performance of InterPlay: Dancing on the Banks of Packet Creek. Conceived and directed by Jimmy and Elizabeth Miklavcic, preparations for this event took four months of organization, technology upgrades, design of the visual structure and rehearsals. Some of the upgrades involved rerecording an earlier version of the performance in AGVCR, an Access Grid TM documentation tool designed by Derek Piper of Indiana University, into a workable version for demonstration purposes. Sam Liston's designs were reset on 3D Desktop in the center screen, new backgrounds were incorporated for each scene and the two side screens were redesigned for a fully enhanced display. The main mix was fine tuned with collaborators' correlating streams to help move the abstract story into a cohesive work.
The live performance consisted of Jimmy Miklavcic on the Main Mix, Sam Liston on 3D Desktop and Elizabeth Miklavcic on the Main Node Window Display. It was well attended by on-line viewers using the Access Grid, and response was positive with an enthusiastic discussion following the performance. An incredible team of highly skilled technologists headed by Ron Rankine of Ryerson University put SC Global together. It was a very well organized, well run, and a superbly executed event. It was a pleasure and an honor to be a participant. Another Language was able to attend and demonstrate this work from the generous support of the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah.
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