Ballettikka Internettikka Nipponnikka

Ballettikka Internettikka: Nipponnikka
by Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman

Ballettikka Internettikka Nipponnikka on the Japanese island Minami Torishima, 23 November 2009, at sunrise

+ alternative: BI Nipponnikka YouTube Video

BI Nipponnikka

# Balletikka Internettkka Nipponnikka: FLICKR Photos

– authors and performers: Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman
– theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst
– live music by Brane Zorman Vs BeitThron (saxophone: Matjaž Drevenšek)
– live video editing: Igor Štromajer

Live Internet Broadcast (Iridium satellite data connection) from Minami Torishima Island, Japan, Pacific Ocean on Monday, 23 November 2009 at 06:04 GMT/UTC+9
= Sunday, 22 November 2009 at 22:04 Berlin Time
= Sunday, 22 November 2009 at 16:04 New York Time

+ convert time in Japan

Performed action: At the same time that two Suns simultaneously rise from the Pacific Ocean, two robots walk/dive into the ocean, dancing an early morning Internet Ballet at the easternmost point of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun (Twin Suns + Twin Robots).

Minami Torishima

+ informacija v slovenščini (PDF, 284 kB)

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Intima Virtual Base BIN Tweets

All time stamps: UTC/GMT+9 JST (Japan Standart Time)
(although some tweets at the beginning and at the end of the journey were written and posted from Europe)

Due to action, several live infos & frequent updates will be tweeted (20-26 Nov). Please be compassionate. Thx!
12:55 Nov 20th from web

All systems activated for auto sequence start. Both robots packed, ready to fly East tomorrow, to meet the two suns.
07:08 Nov 20th from Gravity

Frankfurt airport. Frankfurter Würstchen.
19:31 Nov 20th from Gravity

Frankfurt airport: Boarding Lufthansa flight LH710 for Tokyo Narita.
21:04 Nov 20th from Gravity

[Boeing 747] on the ground: Tokyo Narita Airport.
08:47 Nov 21st from Gravity

Tokyo Narita: now boarding Japan Meteorological Agency semi-transport aircraft for Minami Torishima (5h)!
16:48 Nov 21st from Gravity

Almost 2 hours ago: landed on Minami Torishima (more than 4h flight), Pacific Ocean, 24.18’N — 153.58’E. This is wild!!! Temperature: 27C.
22:25 Nov 21st from

First Internet test: using laptops. Our external Iridium satellite modem works perfect. We have an upload of 110kb/s, enough for streaming.
22:26 PM Nov 21st from

Our Iridium satellite data contract has a 3GB limit, we’ll be online only when necessary. Good luck! Nokia/HTC mobile 3G i-net doesn’t work.
22:26 PM Nov 21st from

Daylight training: Robots OK. Coast OK. We’ve found a perfect spot for robo-diving, with no big waves, we’ll have a clear horizon tomorrow.
17:01 Nov 22nd from

Temperature: 26°C. Wind: 3 m/s. Visibility: excellent. Mostly sunny. Pressure: 31 mbar. Humidity: 68%. We are ready. Let tomorrow come!
17:02 Nov 22nd from

We are literally in the middle of nowhere. This is where the Sun rise. It’s The Beginning. Diving in 13 hours!
17:02 Nov 22nd from

Good morning! We almost couldn’t sleep at all, and it was hard to wake up so early. Weather conditions OK for diving. Getting ready (in 1h).
05:03 Nov 23rd from

Computer, video&audio editing systems activated. All commands are being loaded. Everything’s gonna be RED this morning! Starting countdown.
05:22 Nov 23rd from

Performing final systems check: Communication systems OK. Camera and video editing console OK. Audio systems OK. Computer graphics OK.
05:30 Nov 23rd from

Click if the live broadcast does not auto-start (or REFRESH / RELOAD web page).
05:30 Nov 23rd from

All systems are GO. The second Sun is created. Everything is RED! Computer graphics and live video editing console works fine. 19 min to go!
05:45 Nov 23rd from

Live Internet broadcast has been terminated. Visual and audio archive will be available in few hours. Thanks for your support! Stay tuned.
06:12 Nov 23rd from

Editing, rendering, converting, uploading BIN archive video. Low bandwidth, goes slow… (Is it because of the strong wind? No satellites?)
08:48 Nov 23rd from

B. Internettikka is always a disappointment. Never exactly what u want to see, never meets your expectations. Senseless, absurd. Since 2001.
08:53 Nov 23rd from web

BIN video uploaded —
16:33 Nov 23rd from

BI Nipponnikka Flickr Photo SlideShow —
18:41 Nov 23rd from

Packing. In 1h: boarding Jap Meteo Agency aircraft 4 Tokyo, leaving the magic island. Mixed feelings. Very emotional. Long way home: 2 days.
16:10 Nov 24th from

On the ground: Tokyo Narita Airport again. Shuttle to hotel at the airport. Civilization!
22:16 Nov 24th from Gravity

Nikko Hotel at Narita Airport, Tokyo. Dead tired. G-night!
23:12 Nov 24th from

LH711 from Tokyo landed at Frankfurt airport (after 12h of mostly sleeping & playing games). Waiting to board flight Home!
22:30 Nov 25th from Gravity

HH!ome. Zu HH!ause.
02:32 Nov 26th from Gravity


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