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Dugg Dugg’s 24-hour ‘Platonic Voyage’

Posted on 21 Jan 2010 by Justin Ruckman


Want to go on a 24-hour virtual ocean voyage? Departure is 8:15 tonight at Story Slam. From their blog:

Platonic Voyage” is a 24-hour performance/exhibition by Dugg Dugg that uses Google Earth 5.0 to simulate the experience of an ocean voyage.

The adventure is Jan. 2122 at Story Slam! Charlotte arts center, 1401 Central Ave.

Equal parts allegory and video game, “Platonic Voyage” by Charles A. Westfall and Layet Johnson uses the Internet and computer technologies to explore ways in which virtual spaces and activities have come to function in contemporary society as a surrogate for the real.

Doors open at 7 pm Thursday with a pre-departure chat at 8 pm and launch at 8:15 pm.

Platonic Voyage” will be on exhibit for 24 hours.

Arrival at destination: 8:15 pm, with a post-arrival discussion.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

beverages will be available to purchase.


  1. Alex 21 Jan 2010 at 8:28 PM

    WOW! I just happen to be going up to central tomorrow. Maybe I’ll stop by, as I am a big fan of Google’s Earth software. So is it a virtual view of the actual ocean?