Roderick Coover with Bethany Wiggin
Roderick Coover and Bethany Wiggin join in a conversation about The Altering Shores (https://unknownterritories.org/). The Altering Shores is an immersive work filmed in tidal areas of the Delaware River watershed and Thames River watershed that addresses questions of land-use, industrial contamination and sea-level rise through richly layered images, sound and generated language. Created by artist/filmmaker Roderick Coover, computational poet Nick Montfort and composer Adam Vidiksis, work is designed in VR for locative experiences, installations and performances and included both the installation of VR head-mounted display experiences at several outside locations around Penn’s campus and a large scale performance with projection and live orchestration at the Annenberg Center For The Arts. The talk includes a brief introduction to the project and responses to the installations and performances.