Smoke and Mirrors is an artwork created by Sheldon Brown, originally commissioned by the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego. Smoke and Mirrors allows two to six visitors at a time to enter into a shared virtual environment through their own projected computer graphic portal. The environment engages viewers in a series of activities drawn from the cultural and social history of tobacco usage.
The original version of Smoke and Mirrors was built into a specific architectural environment and a traveling version has also been exhibited at various venues.
Brown is a professor of Visual Arts and director of the Center
for Research in Computing and the Arts CRCA
at UCSD, and leader in charge of the New Media Arts layer
division. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, a non-profit science
museum, is located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, California. For
more information, call (619) 238-1233 or visit www.rhfleet.org.