SIM TV – Piazza virtuale Japan (1993)

In 1993, NHK, Japan’s largest television broadcaster, held the three-day interactive television art experiment SIM TV. Most of the participants were Japanese artists; Ponton European Media Art Lab was the only European group invited to present a revised new edition of “Piazza virtuale” in Tokyo. Presented were the “Interactive Orchestra”, “Coffeehouse” and “Atelier”, which were technically updated and adapted to the Japanese script. As in Germany, there were hundreds of thousands of dial-up attempts when the programme was on TV.