Posts Tagged ‘Media Lab (MIT)’

Brain Opera

Tuesday, July 2nd, 1996

The beau­tiful, beloved voice of LORRAINE HUNT began to rise and spread out through the room, in sweet, sad layers of sound, accom­pa­nied by a visual chorus of flashing colored lights, magi­cally trans­forming the empty, mechan­ical space into a few moments of unearthly beauty.

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Robert Whitman

Sunday, January 14th, 1990

The canvas curled back like a white wave. The light turned red. Silhou­ettes of dancers moved through the white space like brush­strokes moving across a picture plane. The light turned white. The ceiling rippled and billowed. Silence. White light. I was taking notes, and the only sound I could hear was the sound of my own writing. It was over.

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