"Marko A. Tandefelt" wrote:
> Dear List,
> I am Marko Tandefelt, (Finnish) NYC based Concept/Interface
> designer, Midibass player and Curator of the "F2F: Media Art from Finland
> Exhibit", opening on Friday in Los Angeles, UCLA Wight gallery. It
> consists of innovative interactive sensorbased cutting edge artworks from
> the leading Finnish Media Artists. www.f2fmedia.net,
> www.needweb.org/f2f (gives you a clearer idea of the scope of the
> Our problem:
> One of the art pieces, Laura Beloff's HAME/dress uses a custom Linux PC
> which is stuck in Linz Austria where she has been an artist in
> resident (Fedex returned it for some weird mystical reason from Germany
> before it got to the plane, they did not accept "temporary imports" etc)
> The piece is beautiful and was shown with great success at Siggraph 2000
> in New Orleans as part of the Siggraph Art Gallery.
> In addition to reshipping the box again via DHL express, we are trying to
> build a Dell based Linux box from scratch. I even called Linus Torvalds
> to ask for some advice on the matter, his wife was very nice and told that
> unfortunately Linus is on a plane, arriving to US on Friday, which is
> too late for the exhibit...
> I have a CDRom with files and the Ars Electronica custom Linux software,
> looks like their software uses the Slackware version of Linux. Basically,
> we have to setup one machine which controls 2 PCs equipped with DPS
> Perception PVR3500 Pal cards, which both create a stereoscopic 3D
> projection with custom polarized Sharp NV6 dual projector system (L/R eye,
> polarized glasses)... To further complicate the issue, Laura's programmer
> in Austria is yodling (motorbike riding) around the Alps without a mobile
> phone... (Murphy's Law in action)...
> The missing Linux box also has the Matrox Meteor Frame Grabber card, which
> we have to get/buy/borrow somehow in LA within a day (only a miracle or an
> supernice enlightened zenmaster can help us)!!!
> If you have any information on either:
> - Where to get a Matrox Meteor FrameGrabber card/drivers,
> - BUT: Most important: positive spirited Linux wizard or wizards (!) in LA
> area who would be willing to help us on this matter in UCLA campus on Thu
> and possibly Friday Sep 14, please call my wife Juulia, Exec Dir of the
> Finnish Foundation for the Visual Arts in LA at 1-917-207-2487 in her
> mobile, do not hesitate to call us anytime!!!.
> The whole F2F team and Finnish media artists will be eternally grateful.
> We will invite the zenmaster who can help us with the problem to the
> gallery opening/party, + take him/her to a dinner!!!!
> F2F Exhibit will be shown between 16th of Sep - Oct 6th, 2000.
> Address: UCLA New Wight Gallery, 1100 Dickson Art Center.
> Marko Tandefelt.