To commemorate the GVU’s 20th anniversary and to celebrate its intellectual connection with the program, we produced Ascent, an installation that aims to transform an everyday physical space into one of entertainment and exploration.

Tethered weather balloons with attached video cameras above the Technology Square Research Building. These cameras moved up and down the balloon line and captured a 360-degree panoramic view of Midtown Atlanta. The real time video streaming was then projected inside one of the TSRB elevators, which allows Ascent participants to view the city as they ride the elevator as if they were perched on the balloon cluster above the building.

With Mariam Asad, Paul Clifton, Rebecca Rouse, and Andrew Quitmeyer