Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Friday, May 30, 2003

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The Cahill Expressway is a concrete monstrosity that lumbers the "gateway of the nation". Panorama from yesterday.  Premier Joe Cahill said -  at the opening of the first stage in 1958: "I think the whole of the work could be called a triumph of democratic collective planning, in so far as citizens and leading experts were consulted as to the ultimate design." Currently plans for its demolition are on hold but the walkway, the Cahill Walkway, has recently been upgraded. Another urban crime visible from this vantage point is the East Circular Quay development. For a while, until those nondescript apartment blocks were constructed, there were beautiful views from here through to the Botanic Gardens.

1:46:19 AM    

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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The Sydney Dance Company has a new production "Underland" opening shortly. The panorama shows the press preview performance yesterday -- in the Opera Theatre at the Opera House. "Underland" is choreographed by New York dancer/choreographer Stephen Petronio and the music is by Nick Cave. (Cave ... Underland .. mmm..) There is video excerpt on the Sydney Morning Herald site.

10:32:25 AM    

Sunday, May 18, 2003

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It has been extremely wet in Sydney, like extremely wet! Like the wettest week in 40 years according to the paper this morning. But today, Sunday, dawned at last without rain -- damp and vapourous -- but no rain. Here is a panorama showing the scene at the Opera House about 7.00am.  This week was the week of the Matrix Reloaded release - here like everywhere else - so like the good nerd that I am I charged off on the first day to see it ... kinda silly I thought, but cosmic moments -- I liked the bits where Neo can see the matrix in its data form and sees bodies as tangled masses of starry stuff -- also the doors as portals stuff was cooly done.

7:26:40 AM    

Saturday, May 10, 2003

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Cebit in Sydney is only a tiny fraction the size of the Germany one but there were still some interesting things to see there this week  -- including quite a few vr hardware technologies - panorama

12:39:06 PM    

Friday, May 02, 2003

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Another panorama I shot last week at South Australian Museum -- this one shows the tropical section of the Mammal Gallery. It was quite an experience to be in this large glass case with all these taxidermed animals after dark in the Museum. "Mammals from many parts of the world are exhibited, grouped by the region from which they come. Many of the specimens once lived at the Zoo in Adelaide."  Some of these specimens are now exceedingly rare -- the tapir just visible at the back of the elephant is in fact an extinct species. There was an interesting article recently in the New York Times on recent renewed appreciation of the multiple significances of these kinds of displays.

8:30:53 AM    

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