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Michigan State University is looking for a new planetarium director.

Posting for a friend:
Michigan State University is looking for a new planetarium director.  We're doing this is in conjunction with our purchase of a new digital full-dome system, and we are specifically looking for somebody who is interested in expanding the planetarium's research and educational roles on campus and in our community.
The job ad can be found at …
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Added by d on March 13, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

df12 jurors

Here's the list of illuminates who juried this year's reel. Chaired by Ryan Wyatt.  Big fat thanks to all of them. http://www.domefest.org/the-jurors/

Hope to see many of you next weekend...   http://www.acteva.com/go/domefest

bueno

d

Added by d on July 17, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

DF12 Finalists Announced

Domers,

We’re pleased to announce the works selected for the 2012 reel.  Jurors in the California Academy of Sciences’ Morrison Planetarium and the University of New Mexico’s ARTS Lab worked into the wee hours to review hours of content to select the best works.  Congratulations to all the finalists and a dome-sized thanks to everyone who worked so hard with so much talent and passion to submit their works.  Domie Awards will be announced after the premiere.…

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Added by d on June 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

DomeFest 2012 updates

DomeFest 2012 working program schedule is up at: http://www.domefest.org/domefest-2012-info/

Registration is alive as well:  http://www.acteva.com/go/domefest

We're limiting to one dome-full so tickets will go fast.  LASM is going to be a great host and venue.  Can't hardly wait.

Jury convenes at the California Academy of…

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Added by d on June 24, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

DomeFest "Making of..." Applications Online

Hey all,

Finally, the DF12 "Making of..." application is online here: http://www.domefest.org/making-of-submissions/

See the docs for full details but a few notes here:

The 2012 festival will include 40- and 20-minute “Making of...” presentations in several sessions.  These presentation limits include screening time.  We’re asking you to submit you work with the attached application.  As with past years, we’ll…

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Added by d on May 25, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Spelling Test

Perhaps it's a little thing, but for me it's not: Shared words are the basis of shared understanding and a culture. In our case, we can't seem to agree on our spelling of fulldome/full-dome/full dome after more than ten years. (Or we're lousy spellers... :)
Toward creating shared usage - or at least some peer-pressure and spelling hints- I set up another spelling poll on the Yahoo dist list:…
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Added by d on December 7, 2010 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

More ARTS Lab research

Yo Domies,


A couple more demos from the 'DomeGL' research happening at UNM's ARTS Lab as part of an NSF-supported program:
The grad students just finished 'Dome Asteroids,' too. Video coming sometime soon.
Thoughts and comments always…
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Added by d on November 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

ARTS Lab research

Jonathan Strawn (aka JonnyFlash) gathered the gang and shot a bit of our National Science Foundation research into fulldome graphics and interfaces. I posted them thinking some might get a kick out of them.

Added by d on September 23, 2010 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Employment Opportunity: Dome Director at the Institute of American Indian Arts

Hey all,

The postion I mentioned recently is live and we're looking for someone very special to serve as Dome Director at the renowned Institute of American Indian Arts in beautiful Santa Fe, New…
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Added by d on July 28, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

DomeFest Plans

Hey all,




If you haven't gotten the news (and how could you when there's a communicator like me in the mix???) we're not doing a DomeFest this year. Instead, we're working to build more support and a greater program for 2011 when we'll reconvene in September.



For DF11, we'll continue curating the Juried Show and 'Making of' programs with the same philosophy of creating programs addressing production techniques, story/content innovation,…
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Added by d on July 14, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fulldome @ Eurographics 2010

Friends,



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.



Links:



Conference: http://www.eurographics2010.se/

Papers:… Continue

Added by d on November 6, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

domefest news

Hey all,



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 — No Comments

DomeFest 2009 registration + program

Hey all,



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 — No Comments

DomeFest 2009 dates

Hey all,



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 — 2 Comments

DomeFest 5YR Retrospective -- Opinions Desired

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.



thanks,

d



Dear Fulldomers,



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 — No Comments

FullBuilding?

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:…



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Added by d on November 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Fulldome Wikipedia Entry

Fulldome Video Discussion Group

Fulldome Database

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Immersive Film Festival - IFF’19

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help with conversion tool - won't communicate with PS 2 Replies

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New To Fulldome Filmmaking And Need Some Advice

Started by Charl May 3, 2019.

Selecting a projector for Spherical mirror System 6 Replies

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KartaVR v4 for Fusion and Resolve Released

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Shooting fisheye lens, sensors - tips?

Started by Erika Tsuchiya Oct 27, 2017.

uh oh, i just joined... 1 Reply

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Stereoscopic domemaster images 154 Replies

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