The "TeleReal" consists of eight installations, which use networking
and computing to explore issues of the global embrace of the telematic
network; making human connections with and despite the network; and
converging physical and cyberspace to create a hybrid reality that
interrogates the notion of a global embrace.
Some of these installations, such as Paul Sermonís Telematic Vision,
Lynn Hershman's Tillie, and Eduardo Kacís Teleporting an
Unknown State are important early works in the unwritten history
of telematic art, which have only been seen at major festivals or
in a few museum and gallery settings, generally outside the United
States. Others such as Victoria Vesna's Community of People With
No Time, Maciej Wisniewskiís netomatheque, the Bureau of
Inverse Technology's BANGBANG, and Steve Mann's SeatSale,
build on earlier work by the artists, but are new works, receiving
their world premieres as part of Telematic Connections.