REMOTE LOUNGE

USA, New York, New York

- 2001
Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles with bar in the background.
Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles for VIP use.
Cameras and custom-designed lighting hang above the bar while video monitors entertain patrons with views of the rest of the lounge.
Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles incorporate video screens, cameras, graphic instant messaging and voice communications, allowing visitors to interact on a number of levels.
Patron-controlled, custom-designed video camera and light fixture.
Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles and video monitors which display live action from around the bar as well as still shots taken by patrons at the consoles.
Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles incorporate video screens, cameras, graphic instant messaging and voice communications, allowing visitors to interact on a number of levels.
Images taken by patrons at individual Cocktail Consoles.
Cocktail Consoles and bar
Cocktail Consoles, VIP area
Bar
Cocktail Consoles, close-up
Custom-designed video camera/light fixture
Video monitors and Cocktail Consoles
Cocktail Consoles
Console still images

Design Team

Jordan Parnass

Photography

Jordan Parnass

Remote is a digital entertainment lounge. Dozens of Cocktail Consoles allow visitors to explore the space, by controlling cameras that act as remote eyeballs. Live and time-shifted video, displayed on more than 100 monitors, plasma screens and projectors, vie for attention as they redefine the boundaries of perception within the lounge.

A techno-moderne cocoon, the visitor is enveloped within contoured banquettes, while interacting with multiple other patrons in the lounge through electronic telepresence. The environment is designed to encourage exploration and experimentation, and redefines traditional conventions of human interaction including exhibitionism, voyeurism and intimacy.

Custom designed and engineered Cocktail Consoles incorporate video screens, cameras, graphic instant messaging and voice communications to allow visitors to interact with each other on a number of different levels.

Each console broadcasts two continuous video feeds, allowing every visitor a chance at stardom as their image is sampled, mixed, and projected throughout the bar. Channel surfing suddenly starts to become much more than just a passive experience.

Embedded cameras look out at every inch of the bar, and every shot can be controlled from any location by any visitor. Custom designed lighting over the bar integrates incandescent lighting with the camera pan & tilt mechanism.

Visitors can grab images from the cameras and have them uploaded automatically to the web site.