Project Description

We All Look at the Same Moon

We All Look at the Same Moon is part of the Celestial Celebration: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and the Chuck Eisemann Center. The installation was inspired by the popular symbolism that emerged at the dawn of the space age. In the years after the Apollo 11 Mission, all sorts of consumer goods started incorporating elements of “space age design.” The installation uses the the Panasonic TR-005 Orbitel television set manufactured by Panasonic from the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Students: Sean Landers (project lead), Elise Cobb, Caroline Trotter

Faculty and Staff: Anne Balsamo (project lead,) Philip Martin

Special thanks: Ron Jennings, vintage television engineering

More Info > The Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology collaboration commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Apollo Moon Landing and the founding of the University of Texas at Dallas. The event was a collaboration between ATEC, the Richardon Symphony Orchestra, The Eisemann Center, and the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It featured interactive installations and visual music to accompany a performance.

To learn more about Celestial Celebrations: Music, Art, and Technology read Theater Jones review, “The Richardson Symphony partnered with University of Texas at Dallas for a far-out concert.”

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