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===Environmental Scan===
===Environmental Scan===
==Ontario Science Museum==
==Ontario Science Museum==
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[[Image:ontario science museum_papagiannis wonder turner.jpg |left|thumb|upright|Papagianni's Wonder Turner]]
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[[Image:ontario science museum_papagiannis wonder turner.jpg |left|thumb|upright|Papagiannis's Wonder Turner]]
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"Stark Raving Dad" was written specifically for Michael Jackson, a fan of the show, who had called Groening one night and offered to do a guest spot.<ref name="Groening">Groening, Matt. (2003). Commentary for "Stark Raving Dad", in ''The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season'' [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.</ref><ref name="fan">{{cite news|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117467944?refCatId=14|title=Gloved One Secret 'Simpsons' Fan|author=Richmond, Ray|accessdate=2008-08-27|date=1998-20-20|work=[[Variety (magazine)|Variety]]}}</ref> The offer was accepted and a script was written by [[Al Jean]] and [[Mike Reiss]], based on an idea pitched by [[James L. Brooks]].<ref name="Reiss"/> Creator [[Matt Groening]] and co-executive producer [[Sam Simon]] also contributed significantly to the writing of the episode.<ref name="Reiss"/> In an early version of the script, Homer decided to take his [[alcoholic]] friend [[Barney Gumble]] in for [[Drug rehabilitation|rehab]], but while there Homer began acting crazily so the doctors assumed he was the one to be committed.<ref name="Groening"/>  It was later changed to Homer being hospitalized for wearing a pink shirt, an idea pitched by Brooks.<ref name="Jean"/> Michael Jackson pitched several story ideas for the episode, such as Bart telling everyone in town that Michael Jackson was coming to his house. He also requested that there be a scene in which he and Bart wrote a song together<ref name="Reiss"/> and asked that a joke about [[Prince (musician)|Prince]] be changed to one about [[Elvis Presley]].<ref name="Jean">Jean, Al. (2003). Commentary for "Stark Raving Dad", in ''The Simpsons: The Complete Third Season'' [DVD]. 20th Century Fox.</ref>
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Visitors to the exhibit can also interact with Papagiannis’s Wonder Turner, an AR experience where viewers physically rotate large cubes to reveal and create a new video composition. The cubes are equipped with black and white AR symbols which the software interprets and emits as video clips.  
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Using the classic ‘exquisite corpse’ format with four interchangeable heads, torsos and feet, rotating the cubes allows the user to create a wild variety of creatures – from a surgeon’s head, belly-dancing torso and penguin feet to a llama head, guitar-playing torso and trampoline feet, and other wondrous creations. An augmented video of the visitor with the transformed turner is simultaneously displayed on the screen.

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Environmental Scan

Ontario Science Museum

Papagiannis's Wonder Turner

Visitors to the exhibit can also interact with Papagiannis’s Wonder Turner, an AR experience where viewers physically rotate large cubes to reveal and create a new video composition. The cubes are equipped with black and white AR symbols which the software interprets and emits as video clips. Using the classic ‘exquisite corpse’ format with four interchangeable heads, torsos and feet, rotating the cubes allows the user to create a wild variety of creatures – from a surgeon’s head, belly-dancing torso and penguin feet to a llama head, guitar-playing torso and trampoline feet, and other wondrous creations. An augmented video of the visitor with the transformed turner is simultaneously displayed on the screen.

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