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This web site is an archive. For the latest news, please visit the Virtual Air Guitar Company's web site at www.virtualairguitar.com.

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.: Features

The Virtual Air Guitar is currently featured at the Heureka Science Centre in Finland. Heureka is a large science museum open to the public, and its Music exhibition, where the Air Guitar is on display, is open from March 2005 to March 2006 - though the Air Guitar will stay on display until at least 2007. It's been played 60 000 times between March '05 and February '06, or 5000 times each month, which translates to about 4.5 hours of continuous play every day.

In 2007, the Virtual Air Guitar will become a permanent exhibit at Heureka. The Music exhibition will close, but the entire exhibition as well as the Virtual Air Guitar exhibit may be featured in other science museums around the world.

Top Talent Europrix

The Virtual Air Guitar was chosen as a finalist in the Top Talent Europrix multimedia competition. There are a total of 22 finalists (3 in each category) out of 411 entrants from 30 countries. The winners will be chosen at the Top Talent Festival on March 2nd - 5th in Vienna, Austria.

Upcoming appearances

  • 2nd to 5th March, 2006: Top Talent Festival, Vienna, Austria

  • One Step Beyond on Discovery Channel

  • MadLab on National Geographic TV

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Past Apperances

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Television

Date

Channel

Broadcast in

Show

Feb 13 2006

BBC

UK

Breakfast News (see also web article on bbc.co.uk)

Nov 29 2005

Discovery Channel Canada

Canada & USA

Daily Planet

Mar 17 2005

MTV3

Finland

Kymmenen uutiset (national TV news)

Radio

Date

Channel

Broadcast in

Show

Feb 26 2006

BBC Radio Wales

Wales, UK

Mousemat

Feb 22 2006

RTÉ 2fm Radio

Ireland

Dave Fanning Show

Feb 21 2006

Radio City / BBC El Universo

Ecuador

Buscando la Luna

Feb 13 2006

BBC Ireland

Ireland

Feb 13 2006

BBC Leeds

UK

Feb 13 2006

BBC Three Counties

UK

The Big George Show

Feb 13 2006

BBC Radio

UK

News with Howard Benson

Feb 3 2006

BBC Three Counties

UK

The Ronnie Barbour Show

Feb 3 2006

British Forces Radio

worldwide

The Richard Astbury Show

Jan 16 2006

Cyber Shack Radio

Australia, USA & Internet

Episode 312 (MP3 download or Podcast)

Dec 26 2005

Science Update

USA

MP3 download or Podcast

Dec 11 2005

Deutschlandfunk

Germany

In zehn Sekunden zum Rockstar

Dec 2 2005

YLE 1

Finland

Ylen aikainen

Dec 1 2005

Denmark

Mig og Morten Resen

Dec 1 2005

FM4 Radio

Austria

Morning Show

Nov 30 2005

BBC Radio

UK

Five Live

Nov 30 2005

CBC Radio One

Canada

As it Happens

Print

Date

Publication

Published in

Article

Feb 10 2006

Metro

Finland

Heurekan ilmakitara nousi otsikoihin (9)

Feb 2006

Popular Science

UK and worldwide

Feb 4 2006

Helsingin Sanomat

Finland

Soivasta ilmakitarasta tuli iso hitti (C3)

Jan 6 2006

Quest

The Netherlands

Dec 2005

Minnesota Daily

USA

Dec 2005

La Presse

Montreal, Canada

Mar 2005

Helsingin Sanomat / NYT

Finland

Kitara hanskaan

Mar 31 2005

Helsingin Sanomat

Finland

Seireeneistä Sibeliukseen

... and a whole bunch more articles we haven't been notified about.

Internet

There have been literally thousands of online articles featuring the Virtual Air Guitar. This is a selection of the more established web sites that reported a story, and also some of the first sites to feature us. Do a Google search on "virtual air guitar" to see everything!

Date

Site

Article

Feb 13 2006

BBC News

How to be a rock star, virtually

Dec 5 2005

Spiegel Online

Studenten bringen Luftgitarre zum Klingen

Nov 29 2005

Ananova

Students bring air guitar to life

Nov 29 2005

Slashdot

Air Guitar That Actually Plays!

Nov 28 2005

Engadget

Virtual Air Guitar lets you rock out sans axe

Nov 28 2005

New Scientist

Air guitarists’ rock dreams come true

Nov 24 2005

Membrana.ru

Air Guitar makes wannabe rock stars wear gloves

Nov 24 2005

We Make Money Not Art

The Virtual Air Guitar

Conferences

Date

Conference

Location

Jun 2005

ecsite European Science Centre conference

Vantaa, Finland

May 2005

NIME'05

Vancouver, Canada

May 2005

IEEE VR 2005

Bonn, Germany

May 2005

IEEE VR 2005

Bonn, Germany

Apr 2005

4th Science Centre World Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oct 2004

ALMA project conference

Milan, Italy