Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-04 Thread Tina Shah
Hi, here are a couple of examples from the Electronic Visualization
Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

- CAVE2 -  approximately 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall, and consists
of 72 near-seamless passive stereo off-axis-optimized 3D LCD panels, a
36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround audio
system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second
connection to the outside world. CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree
panoramic environment for displaying information at 37 Megapixels in 3D or
74 Megapixels in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20 - almost 10
times the 3D resolution of the original CAVE.
https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016
Here's a performance that was done with the CAVE2 last year:
https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016
- Original CAVE - https://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/CAVE/

Tina
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Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-04 Thread Suzanne Quigley
Perhaps the Kentucky Derby Museum still has its 360 circular moving projection 
putting the viewers in the center of the track with all horses and sound 
blazing around them. 


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> On Nov 3, 2015, at 11:24 AM, Lloyd Swartz  wrote:
> 
> At the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, Texas, we have a dome made 
> up of individual screens of different sizes and shapes.  Built almost 50 
> years ago.  Originally had different types of film and slide projectors.  We 
> upgraded the dome to using video projectors.  According to the builder this 
> is the largest of this type of dome theaters.  Not all of the screens are 
> used.  This is a different type of dome theater from those with a single, 
> relatively flat surface.  Some screens stick out and others stick back.  Each 
> screen used requires it’s own projector.  This makes producing content a 
> challenge.
> Lloyd M. Swartz
> Media Specialist
> University of Texas in San Antonio
> Institute of Texan Cultures
> A Texas museum
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Re: [MCN-L] In-gallery digital exhibits - a few questions

2015-11-04 Thread Michael Daul
At Duke University Libraries we’ve recently renovated a large section of the 
building and have greatly expanded our spaces for exhibits. As such, we’re 
planning to do a lot more with in-gallery digital exhibits. I’m the main person 
who actually builds the kiosks at DUL. I’m also really interested in how other 
institutions approach building and managing content for in-gallery digital 
exhibits. And if I could tack on an extra question to the list - 6. How long 
does your group/institution usually spend planning and then developing an 
in-gallery digital exhibit?


My replies are as follows:

1. Yes for sure, but we’ve struggled with building in enough time to do the 
in-gallery portions justice. Typically it’s not been the focus and we end up 
throwing something together in a few weeks. I think with more time and planning 
we could do much more interesting things.

2. I’m much more inclined to DIY than to hire someone else to do something. I 
think budget is the main constraint, but schedules are always complicated as 
well.

3. I think it’s easier to do a single purchase, but it seems more and more 
software companies are moving to subscription models. In so far as it’s 
possible, I always try to use free tools or make use of things we already have 
access to.

4. Over my time here we’ve slowly moved from using old surplussed iMacs along 
with mouse and/or keyboard to using windows-based touchscreen machines (Dell 
and Lenovo ‘all-in-ones'). We’ve also got a free-standing pedestal for an iPad 
so we’ll incorporate that from time to time. The iPad pro is intriguing, but 
I’m not sure it offers any functionality above what we’re getting from our 
windows boxes.

5. Years ago I preferred to have things be self contained, but I now prefer to 
drive all of the content remotely when possible. This, at least in theory, 
makes it much easier to make updates/tweaks to the exhibits. If an exhibit 
requires some connection to our existing web infrastructure, I’ll drive it from 
our Drupal environment (using a custom theme). If it doesn’t, I’ll usually just 
build them as html (sans any CMS).

Thanks!

-Michael

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Michael Daul
Digital Projects Developer 
Duke University Libraries
michael.d...@duke.edu
(919) 684-1710









>Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 14:46:09 +
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>To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
>Subject: [MCN-L] In-gallery digital exhibits - a few questions
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Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-04 Thread Jason Jay Stevens
The installation at the Institute of Texan Cultures is a rare and impressive 
example of immersive theater. The original production was about culture, not 
science, btw.

The Eames produced something very similar in their famous World Fair Expo 
pavilion for IBM in 1964. The World Expo 67 in Montreal featured a whole range 
of alternative, immersive moving image exhibits along these lines. You can find 
film of both on youTube. The immersive theater at the ITC comes from the same 
era — produced for the Hemisfair in 1968.

If you widen your search beyond the moving image, per se, you can trace the 
whole medium back to to the big panorama rotundas of the 19th century. These 
often served the same purpose as the NYTimes product, in that they frequently 
portrayed "current events" (the definition of "current" has changed!) from far 
off places, especially military campaigns.

This is a focus of my longterm research, as well as a medium I have worked in 
artistically, and I love talking about this stuff. Feel free to get in touch if 
you want to discuss it more!
On that note, what is your end goal with this research?

Cheers,
Jason


Jason Jay Stevens
Flutter & Wow Museum Projects

1013 Fountain Street #1
Ann Arbor MI 48103

210.364.6305

> On Nov 4, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Tina Shah  wrote:
> 
> Hi, here are a couple of examples from the Electronic Visualization
> Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
> 
> - CAVE2 -  approximately 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall, and consists
> of 72 near-seamless passive stereo off-axis-optimized 3D LCD panels, a
> 36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround audio
> system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second
> connection to the outside world. CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree
> panoramic environment for displaying information at 37 Megapixels in 3D or
> 74 Megapixels in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20 - almost 10
> times the 3D resolution of the original CAVE.
> https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016
> Here's a performance that was done with the CAVE2 last year:
> https://www.evl.uic.edu/entry.php?id=2016
> - Original CAVE - https://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/CAVE/
> 
> Tina
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[MCN-L] Seattle 2016 : ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference, March 8-12

2015-11-04 Thread Stephanie Beene
The *ARLIS/NA + VRA 2016 Joint Conference* is just 18 weeks away.


Just think, as the rest of country struggles through the dregs of winter,
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In addition to inspirational speakers, information-packed sessions and
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