Horizontal Hold
Horizontal Hold

-orizontal Hold took this initial concept one stage further by adding one more movement. This third movement created a situation whereby the viewer would (dependent on the position of the carriage) have the need to bend over in order to view the screen of the TV which, for a short period, is facing the floor (latitude).
The title Horizontal hold takes it's name from the adjustment knob (on earlier black & white sets) used for correcting and eliminating the horizontal flicker that was common on these early sets.
On completion of Horizontal Hold I realized that the television should now depict the entire surface of the globe by circumnavigating the (video picture) of the earth through every possible position, so that when the TV was pointing directly upward, it should portray the North pole. When the TV is pointing completely downward it would show Antarctica. In order for the movement of the television to remain in synchronization with the video picture a computer needs to be employed, which continually adjusts the speed of the motors, compensating for inaccuracies in the mechanical movement of the carriages and the slight fluctuation in video tape speed. Year of production: 1996

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