Artifact Details

Title

The Mirror: Reflections on Inhabited TV

Catalog Number

102638935

Type

Moving Image

Date

1997

Publisher

British Telecommunications

Place of Publication

London, UK

Duration

00:11:25

Dimensions

6" cassette

Format

Betacam SP

Description

From the label text, "Inhabited TV is a vision of future television services in which multi-user virtual environments deliver unprecedented levels of audience participation. Social chat and interaction are mixed wiht professional content and programming to create online ocmmunities. The Mirror was a ground-breaking collaborative experiment in Inhabited TV, created by BT, Sony, Illuminations and the BBC. Six online worlds were available to over 2000 viewers of the BBC2 series 'The Net.' This video presents the seven week history of the Mirror from the initial launch on 13th January 1997 through to the day it was finally broken after an 'End of the World' party."

Related Records

102695111 The Mirror: Reflections on Inhabited TV