GLOBAL VILLAGE PAVILION -- AT EXPO 92
Since Marshall McLuhan first spoke of the "global village" back in
the 1970s, communications have speeded up and made his vision a
A physical and visual presentation of that dream as it exists today,
will be the main feature of the 1,700m2 Telecommunications Pavilion
at EXPO 92 in Seville, Spain.
A huge screen, 10m high and 16m wide, made up of 840 TV monitors,
will demonstrate how telecommunications is making our world smaller
and more accessible. A world where distance is no longer an obstacle
and, where we can witness events taking place anywhere on earth.
EXPO 92 visitors will see the planet's own electronic nervous system
in action for the first time.
At one point in the show, the TV monitors, assembled in the largest
videowall ever constructed, form a map of the world. Sections of the
map turn into pictures which light up, mix and overlap, creating a
mosaic of news items occurring in different parts of the globe. The
next second, the monitors form one picture followed by news which
millions of other viewers around the world are watching simultaneously.
Other sections in the pavilion will show a modern home with computers, faxes, phones, etc. and will illustrate how family members use
these new tools to perform necessary functions and to enjoy life and
how to contact someone in Australia from Seville. For those with more
specific interests or a desire for deeper involvement, an upper floor
area will display more complicated equipment.
Director of Communications,
Sociedad Estatal Para la
Exposicion Universal de Seville 92,
S.A. Paseo de la Castellana,
15, 28046 Madrid, Espana.
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