PRESS CONFERENCE / CAIRO
Ain Shams University, 18.4.2000
photo / video documentation - Barbara Doser © parallel media
from left to right:
Dr. Karam Hassan, (lawyer, simultaneous interpretation), Prof. Dr. Ahmed Zaki Badr (Director of the Ain Shams University Network Information Center, Sunpendulum coordinator in Cairo), Prof. Dr. Mohamed Tag-Eldin (Vicepresident of the Ain Shams University), Dr. Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff (Austrian Ambassador in Cairo), Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ghalab (President of the Ain Shams University), Hofstetter Kurt (media artist, Director of the Sunpendulum project), Dipl.Ing. Dr. Christoph Traxler (computer scientist, Vienna University of Technology).
the occasion of the permanent installation of the Time-Eye of Cairo at
the Ain Shams University Cairo, the University organized a press conference
in close cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Cairo. To provide comprehensive
information on the Sunpendulum project, the Sunpendulum video (by Barbara
Doser and Hofstetter Kurt) accompanied by Sunpendulum art folders were
presented in Arabic. In addition, Dr. Christoph Traxler gave an overview
of the current research status of the Sunpendulum software.
a token of his appreciation of the Sunpendulum project, the President of
the University, Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ghalab, presented the golden medal of
the University to Ambassador Dr. Trauttmansdorff, Hofstetter Kurt, Dr.
Christoph Traxler and Barbara Doser.
click on the pictures and experience the video - documentation by Dr. Barbara Doser
|Welcoming words and a short introduction for the present media and journalists by the conference manager, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Zaki Badr - director of the Ain Shams University Network Information Center.|
|The opening statement by the President of the Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ghalab.|
|The Austrian Ambassador in Cairo, Dr. Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, emphasized the interdisciplinarity of the Sunpendulum project, which initiates a cooperation between Universities and research centers around the earth.|
|The media artist Hofstetter Kurt presented his project Sunpendulum including the video presentation by Barbara Doser & Hofstetter Kurt and|
|a short scientific overview about the Sunpendulum software by Dr. Christoph Traxler from the Institute of Computer Graphics / Vienna University of Technology|
|The Vicepresident of the Ain Shams University, Prof.Dr. Mohamed Tag-Eldin, talked about the active cooperation between Austrian Universities and the Ain Shams University Cairo.|
|As a sign of the special respect and esteem to the Sunpendulum project Dr. Ghalab presented the golden medal of the University to Dr. Trauttmansdorff, to Hofstetter Kurt, to Dr.Christoph Traxler and to Dr. Barbara Doser.|
|many thanks to Dr. Karam Hassan for the great sinultaneous interpretation.|
|TV-Interviews in detail with Dr. Ghalab, Dr. Trauttmansdorff, Hofstetter Kurt and Dr. Badr followed this very well prepared and technically perfect organized conference.|
organisations, the Austrian National Tourist Office and the Austrian Airlines,
used a special area in front of the press conference hall to present their
information materials, posters, ... .
The Time-Eye of Cairo is a media art installation by Hofstetter Kurt realized in close cooperation with the Institute of Computer Graphics / Vienna University of Technology and the Ain Shams University Cairo.
supported by Egyptian Embassy Vienna / Cultural Department, Austrian Federal Chancellory / Department for the Arts (.KUNST), Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs - Austrian Embassy Cairo, Austrian Airlines.
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