Re: Ghostcatching on ABC-TV

Ann Holcomb (
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 09:13:47 -0500

Way to go, Paul and Shelley! Congratulations.... I was out of the country,
but hope to catch it on tape or in reruns. Best, Ann

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Kaiser <>
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 11:03 AM
Subject: Ghostcatching on ABC-TV

>Those of you with access to American television may be interested in a
>program entitled "Brave New World," which airs on Thursday, August 5, at 10
>pm Eastern time.
>This is the second in a series of 8 special Nightline programs, developed
>chiefly by Robert Krulwich. This segment explores Danny Hillis' contention
>that the future of human evolution will be silicon-based rather than
>carbon-based (ie, we will descend as machines, not as bodies).
>As one counterpoint, the program looks at the virtual dance
>created by Bill T. Jones, Paul Kaiser, and Shelley Eshkar. An animation
>shows the process of motion-capturing Jones and then transforming him into
>3D; this is followed by Jones' rumination on being disembodied; and finally
>a 2-minute excerpt from the piece itself.