Golden Gate Fly-over is a moviemap of the San Francisco
Bay Area from the air made for the Exploratorium. We used a special
gyro-stabilized helicopter camera and satellite navigation to film
along a precise ten by ten mile grid centered on Golden Gate Bridge.
This exhibit uses a single trackball as the input device, so it
is very easy to use. It allows moving around the Bay Area at unnaturally
fast speeds. The goal was not to re-create a helicopter ride as
much as to create a hyper-real experience, something impossible
to experience in the physical world.
Whole Earth Cyberthon, San Francisco, 1990
Kanagawa International Art and Science Exhibition, Japan, 1989
World Financial Center, New York, 1989
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., 1988
The Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1987 - (permanent collection)
Concept and Direction: Michael Naimark
Software Design: Ken Carson
Executive Producer: Hill Branscomb
Supported by Advanced Interaction Inc.
Thanks to Harvie Branscomb, Scott Fisher, Steve Gano, Richard Hollander,
Brenda Laurel, Bob Mohl, Genevieve Vaughan, and Diaquest Inc.