"Can artists really modify behavior? This aspect of the piece is what takes
it beyond the realm of the techie and into the realm of a cultural critique,
real social knowledge, and great art."
- Rachel Koper, The Austin Chronicle,
26 August 2005
"...It's about the 'wow' of capturing the majesty inherent in nature and
giving you the chance to revel in it."
- Neiman Marcus 2003 Christmas Catalog
(Mariposa was featured as a fantasy gift in the catalog)
"Shadow Garden is a lustrous assortment of interactive environments."
- Dan Dubno, CBS News
13 November 2003
Art? Only Shadows Know for Sure
- Brad King - Wired
, 6 April 2002.
"[Mine-Control's] eerily interactive Shadow Garden... little short of a
Tesla coil hooked directly to your cerebellum will blow your mind any
- Austin Chronicle, 7 March 2002.
"It was fantastic! Adults loved it and so did kids... I loved that it
inspires people to work together."
-Peggy Monahan - Director of Exhibits, San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation
"[Shadow Garden,] my favorite piece in the show made me feel a
tremendous sense of awe and child-like playfulness."
- Ben Wyrick
- Reports from SIGGRAPH 2002
"The Shadow Garden is a big success! We eventually chased the kids out
today and played with it ourselves"
-Bas van der Linden - Interactive Organizer,
"One of the most crowd-pleasing artistic installations in Barcelona."
-Carmen Claramunt - Owner, Galerķa Claramunt, Barcelona
"The three Shadow Garden activities were a big hit. Both guests and
staff thoroughly enjoyed them."
-Fred Shroyer - Strong Museum, Rochester, NY