we are happy to announce to most comprehensive FullDome Festival ever. 2010 will be the 4th edition of the FullDome Festival at the Jena Planetarium, Germany, and again with an extended scope: For the first time, full-length feature shows will be presented. The agenda is amazing. The Festival will see 27 all new shows from producers around the world. We are proud to present two world premieres: Natural Selection by Robin Sip (Mirage3D) and tempus.ruhr by Rocco Helmchen, an artistic fulldome… Continue
Added by Volkmar Schorcht on February 3, 2010 at 10:28am —
I'm a new member and was delighted to find this site! I'm doing an MA in Art and Media Practice part time over 2 years in London. The project I am undertaking is to create a full dome therapeutic environment. I would like to use my dome in hospitals, holistic centers, festivals etc. I want to be able to project video images rather than computer based graphics. I'm just going to talk a little about my project and perhaps people will be able to share their experiences and… Continue
Added by Helena Doyle on January 19, 2010 at 4:49am —
Visualizing the Transcalar Imaginary
will be presented in the Verkershaus Planetarium in Lucerne, Switzerland, on January 17. It will be part of the eighth Swiss Biennial on Science, Technics, and Aesthetics
, a two-day conference which will bring together a group of internationally renowned scientists, sociologists, philosophers, ecologists, writers, artists, and policy-makers.… Continue
Added by david mcconville on January 12, 2010 at 10:25am —
I'm writing to spread the word:
Eurographics 2010 is highlighting fulldome as a program area. The conference is hosted by Linköping University's Norrköping Viz Lab,the birthplace of the fabulous Uniview domeware. The C-Center will have a research dome on-line by the conference start.
Papers are due soon: 11 December 09.
Added by d on November 6, 2009 at 6:20pm —
Hi to all my German colleagues. Sorry for this last minute post, got the idea to contact the group a bit late and must admit that the official international collaboration channels don't have a clue about what i'm talking about... but I feel this could be of interest to all the German fulldome community.
I'm in Munich today and tomorrow morning and in Berlin Thursday and Friday. I still have some free time on my agenda and I would like to meet fulldome members in these two cities if… Continue
Added by René Barsalo on October 27, 2009 at 5:49am —
I saw the Sony SRXT420 at Dome Day in the Cincinnati museum. With the "8 K" lens it is brighter than their IMAX projector. Two of these can cover the dome and be brighter than IMAX.
This is significant. Typical IMAX projectors also vary in the evenness of the light distribution by a factor of 2. The T420 was very even all the way around. I measured with a Minolta LS 100 light meter.
Can you tell I'm excited?
I feel that it has the potential to be even brighter:
1. The… Continue
Added by John Young on October 1, 2009 at 2:35pm —
I'm tweeting my little brain out (well, it's a lot for my attitudes toward such things) over at http://www.twitter.com/domefest
Okay, some of those tweets, may not be so informative, but it's where I'm pushing any news I can find time to print. Have a looksy. Meanwhile, a couple notes:
-About 45 entries to the jury. They're long and big: Most 4k, average length 4-min. Most reliable… Continue
Added by d on August 25, 2009 at 12:23am —
DomeFest 2009 registration is live: https://www.acteva.com/go/domefest2009
Please know we can only guarantee seats for the special events and dome-based talks to the first 150 registrants. I made you wait, so now you need to get cracking.
A few highlights on the (finally) fast-developing program that we're thrilled about:
1. Join us for the world premiere of J Walt Adamcyzk's ("Spontaneous Fantasia") newest real-time world creation/digital… Continue
Added by d on August 5, 2009 at 2:19pm —
We are actively doing research at the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] to define new type of performance spaces. Here's a video about the DOMAGAYA event we did last year in Quebec city with our inflatable dome, the SATosphere. While most of the domes outside planetariums seem to be used only for Cocktails and product launches (agree that it can provide an interesting form of funding for the technology) we are interested in using these technologies to define new types of artforms and public… Continue
Added by René Barsalo on July 24, 2009 at 10:00am —
Office Broomer's full dome projection during daytime. We projected in our 30 meter dome with a massive 180.000 ansi lumen projection system. No blackout screen was used. On top of that 8 layers of alpha projecting angels. These angels were triggered by visitors during the entrance of a event.
Click here to see Office Broomers HD Dome.
Added by Barney Broomer on July 22, 2009 at 8:30am —
My inbox has been ringing off the hook for months with DF09 inquiries. Thank you and please accept my apologies for being unresponsive. It’s been a very very busy and interesting year here at the ARTS Lab.
So here’s where we are:
We’ve been scheming and dreaming about DomeFest 2009 and have a lot of special programs planned. And we’ve been working to find the right time to gather ( and lots of partners to arrange).
We’ve finally landed upon… Continue
Added by d on June 19, 2009 at 12:29pm —
It must be getting near to submission time for DomeFest2009 -no?
Hoping to hear some news re the festival, in time for the slicing 'n dicing and related final prep of a fulldome piece.
Thanks in advance to anyone with useful info.
Added by Theo. A. Artz on June 9, 2009 at 2:47pm —
The Society for Arts and Technology research group, SAT[Metalab] in Montreal has worked with the Blender open source community to support the introduction of a fisheye dome camera
for virtual walktroughs and immersive 3d film. Hope to see a lot more open tools soon. Anyone knows about an open source multi projection blending system for domes?
Added by René Barsalo on May 21, 2009 at 7:53am —
"To that point, Microsoft has developed a projection system that lets people manipulate large video images with their hands. Using this technology, Microsoft’s researchers projected an image of the known universe onto a homemade cardboard dome and then… Continue
Added by david mcconville on March 2, 2009 at 8:42am —
Interesting article on pixels from John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging over on CreativeCOW:
My tangential thoughts...
This article ties in with some of my thoughts on the resolution race we are seeing in Fulldome display's at the moment. Not all… Continue
Added by Paul Mowbray on February 5, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I posted this on Ryan's Yahoo Fulldome List and copy the invitation below: We'd relish all the input we can gather on creating a DomeFest five-year retrospective.
We're working on a new program, "DomeFest: A Five-Year Retrospective"
and would greatly value your support.
DomeFest 2004-2008 has been a great run because of your contributions
and participation,so now we're looking for your opinions to produce… Continue
Added by d on December 19, 2008 at 5:00pm —
At ARTS Lab, I'm always blathering on about fulldome as not only an important medium* outright, but also as a launch-point for learning to design for all the crazy places and ways we're splaying pixels beyond the 4:3 and 16:9 frames and personal-to-multiplex display scales. On that point, check out this Times Square monstrosity:…
Added by d on November 21, 2008 at 1:00pm —
“There’s nothing like it in the world,” says host JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, the brain-parent of this enormous round room, this gateway to immersive media experiential bliss. She’s not exactly right — there have been large immersive theaters since the early 1990s — but the Allosphere is both more immersive and less subjective, according to its proponents, as you will soon see.…
Added by david mcconville on November 6, 2008 at 10:12am —
A personal immersive, multimedia bubble is promised in the Immersive Cocoon
, which allows you to walk inside and have a personal virtual reality experience. Not only does it have a sleek, Kubrickian design on the outside:
but the user interaction is futuristic as well. The tracking systems follow hand and arm gestures, and body movements, so that the user… Continue
Added by Ka Chun Yu on September 12, 2008 at 7:30pm —
A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed and built a flexible pixel imaging array
. Instead of a planar, rigid array, like the CMOS and CCD detectors that are now common in digital cameras, their sensor can be curved. Their goal is to build a camera that is similar to the human eye, where as you'll recall, the imaging is done on the retina on the curved hemispherical inside of… Continue
Added by Ka Chun Yu on August 8, 2008 at 5:19pm —