The System's Feedback Loop:
They are really and virtually present.
The vehicle is the robot in which the human being is the processor.
The course of events is the process which is determined by the behavior
of individual drivers with respect to one another. The individual does
not act in isolation, but rather in conjunction with other individuals -
a chaotic process of random and intended encounters. The human being,
in his freedom of movement, is reduced to a single cell which can maneuver
in a range with preset boundaries together with other cells on an equal footing -
an interaction of man/machine and of man/virtuality. The individual drivers each
have a virtual equivalent, a character, an actor who can adopt a role according
to his symbolic equivalent in virtual reality.
Through this system, additional functions can now become implicit which make
it possible for drivers to achieve additional effects in reality as well as
in virtual reality. The spatial radius of operations of the Autodrom driver
in the matrix of a limited area is equivalent to the operative range of a
computer mouse. Thus, in our experimental array, 12 bumper cars that have been
set up for operation are equivalent to 12 mice simultaneously in action on a
single user interface, each operating on the same footing - a theatrical performance
in which each member of the audience can play a role. Another interactive game
from the Rollingª Art Section of the Stadtwerkstatt/Rivingtonschool.