Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 3

We took the #2 metro all the way to People's Square from our apartment during rush hour. A little packed but not crazy - maybe they are more crowded coming from other parts of the city. Got to the museum a little after 9 AM after a fast coffee and muffin at Starbucks (which is next door to the museum) and got straight to work, and worked all day. We had 3 guys to help us which was a huge help - the "totems" that hold the touch screens are made of rusted steel - they are heavy, and dirty. I did most of the moving of the totems around with the helpers, positioning them, installing the screens, etc.

P & P were setting up the PCs, downloading the application and the images for each computer, etc. Issue #1 was no wrench to tighten the bolts that hold the screens in place. The museum finally gave us a crescent wrench. Issue #2 was no power - their electrician made up some outlet boxes that drop down from the lighting track system. #3 is the big one - the new monitors (half of the ten screens in the show) have a different physical size and don't fit correctly in the totems. I think they got very lucky that the on site carpenter fashioned some new things out of wood that look like they will work. We got kicked out at 5 PM and hadn't had a chance yet to get the hardware and get one in place, but it looks like it will work. The plan was to work until we were done - midnight it need be - but the museum woould not have any of that, so we have to come back tomorrow at 9 AM and hope to fininsh it all by 3 PM, when the PR openint takes place. It opens to the public on Sunday.

We had a fast food Chinese lunch near People's Square - I think it was called Kungfu Noodle. Wasn't the greatest -

The weather is still very strange - like a driving mist. You can't see the tops of the skyscrapers. It is something straight out of Blade Runner.

1 comment:

  1. What exactly does your exhibit consist of? And why are you there?