|1997 Nov||1998 Mar||INITIAL PROPOSAL AND DESIGN
|2000 Apr||2000 Nov||X10 CONTROL COMPLETE
Got machine working with X10 control, without video. Robot operational during interview on CBC Radio One on "The Arts Today" with Eleanor Wachtel as a featured artist on "Art On The Web, Part III: Canadian Artists and the Web".
|2000 Nov||2000 Dec||PUSH FOR COMPLETION
The months of November and December 2000 saw a very concentrated daily effort into the project, as I had set a goal to get the project running before the New Year of 2001. I totally re-thought the project, and at one point was going to scrap the entire robot/markmaking concept in favour of a internet-controlled light-emitting wall - see http://conceptlab.com/64/ for details.
I also started researching the theory of the work: it became apparent to me that the piece was essentially conceptual and theoretical, and I started preparing myself by spending time catching up on my theory. Parts of this work can be seen at http://conceptlab.com/coredump/appendix_references.html
The work finally went online and was functional at 3am on the 31st of December 2000. Video documentation of the device running can be seen at http://conceptlab.com/coredump/embed/dec31-1.mov, and an internet-based view of the machine in action can be seen at http://conceptlab.com/coredump/embed/dec31-3.mov.