FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The UC Irvine Beall Center for Art and Technology presents the U.S. premiere of
OP_ERA: SONIC DIMENSION
April 26-June 11, 2005
Opening reception: April 26, 6-9 p.m.


Beall Center for Art and Technology
University of California, Irvine

712 Arts Plaza, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine, CA 91697-2775
(949) 824-4339, fax (949) 824-2450
E-mail, <estewart@uci.edu>
Web site, <http://beallcenter.uci.edu>
Gallery hours, Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.



"OP_ERA"

Walk-in Virtual Music Box at UCI's Beall Center Lets Visitors See Sound

OP_ERA: SONIC DIMENSION is an immersive *virtual reality* installation designed as a music box. In its United States premier, the Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine is pleased to present this award-winning interactive art exhibition from Brazil. Entering into the 10’x13’ enclosure, the open cube is filled with hundreds of visually identical violin-like strings. Using Pythagorean principles, OP_ERA lets you embody one of physics’ most complex phenomena.

INFORMATION:    
Admission is free and open to the public. Beall Center hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. Friday. For more information, call (949) 824-4339 or visit <http://beallcenter.uci.edu>

BACKGROUND:     
The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art and Technology is a research and exhibition center that explores new relationships between the arts, sciences and engineering, promoting new forms of creation and expression using digital technologies.



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