The word "hysterical" also relates to the womb, and thus the bath also symbolizes pre-birth water, and the vulnerability of the unborn child in the post-cyborg age of terror.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines hysteria as
Main Entry: hys.te.ria Pronunciation: his-'ter-E-&, -'tir- Function: noun Etymology: New Latin, from English hysteric, adjective, from Latin hystericus, from Greek hysterikos, from hystera womb; from the Greek notion that hysteria was ... caused by disturbances of the uterus ...
The traffic also symbolizes network traffic, like an urban beach, as packets of data flow through the rivers of the mind.
Here are some pictures of the immersive multimedia environment at the rooftop theatre/performance space located directly across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Thanks to Jack A. Frost for providing the lighting, including the loan of some Selecon fixtures. Thanks also to Selecon for donation of fixtures that made these projects possible.
In the fetal position, the brainwave electrodes suspended over the telematic tub form an umbilical cord. The Telematic Tub is connected to the Internet by way of online EEG monitors, as well as various other devices such as web cameras, displays, and sensors. Remote tubs in geographically different locations are joined together across the Internet, so that bathers in different locations are immersed in the same media (water at identical temperature and wave conditions). The pumps and motors of geographically disparate jacuzzis pump, from the same electrical power grid, in unison the waves and surf that pounds identically upon the bodies in different physical locations.
EEG performance based on Selecon Pacific projectors: