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] 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


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

2015-11-03 Thread Bruce Wyman
Michael — 

At the Canadian Museum for Human Rights up in Winnipeg, we put together a 360° 
theater telling a first nations story that’s done in both english and french. 
We partnered with Electrosnic on the AV installation for the museum (and that 
piece in particular) with RAA doing the overall exhibit design. Steve Haas 
Acoustics did the final sound tuning and the fabrication done by Kubik.

If memory serves, we used 7 Barco CNWU-61B projectors and the overall 
production is run through Dataton’s Watchout software on a pair of Showsage 
Model 6444 servers. 

You can see the rig used to film the outdoor scenography at 


And an image of the theater itself is at 


And, an external view of the theater is in CMHR’s flickr collection at 


We’ll run into each other in Minneapolis — feel free to ask me more about it 
this week.

-bw.


> On Nov 3, 2015, at 9:57 AM, Haley Goldman, Michael  
> wrote:
> 
> With the NYTimes about to launch its VR documentary "Displaced," I'm trying
> to find good past or present examples of 360-projection domes at museums (I
> already have plenty of examples of VR headsets, thank you).
> 
> Most of what I've seen so far has been science based - which is great but
> less applicable - so I'm looking for a variety of examples and a better
> sense of the options in technology being used.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> 
> Michael Haley Goldman
> USHMM - Future Projects
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Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-03 Thread Rich Cherry
You should look at Sarah Kenderdine's work:

http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2011/papers/cultural_data_sculpting_omni_spatial_visualiza.html

http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-sarah-kenderdine

Rich


On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 7:57 AM, Haley Goldman, Michael <
mhaleygold...@ushmm.org> wrote:

> With the NYTimes about to launch its VR documentary "Displaced," I'm trying
> to find good past or present examples of 360-projection domes at museums (I
> already have plenty of examples of VR headsets, thank you).
>
> Most of what I've seen so far has been science based - which is great but
> less applicable - so I'm looking for a variety of examples and a better
> sense of the options in technology being used.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
>
> Michael Haley Goldman
> USHMM - Future Projects
>
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Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-03 Thread Bryan Kennedy
You might reach out to the folks at the Elumenati [1] and the Electronic
Visualization Laboratory at UIC [2], and generally search under the terms
"projection design." Those two have done lots of interesting immersive and
VR work. Still a bit science focused though...

[1] - http://www.elumenati.com/
[2] - https://www.evl.uic.edu/

bryan kennedy
director, exhibit media
science museum of minnesota
bkenn...@smm.org   651.221.2522


On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Birchall, Danny 
wrote:

> Hi Michael
>
> IIRC, this paper by Nick Lambert has some interesting examples:
>
> http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/40555
>
> All best,
>
> Danny
>
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>
> With the NYTimes about to launch its VR documentary "Displaced," I'm
> trying to find good past or present examples of 360-projection domes at
> museums (I already have plenty of examples of VR headsets, thank you).
>
> Most of what I've seen so far has been science based - which is great but
> less applicable - so I'm looking for a variety of examples and a better
> sense of the options in technology being used.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.
>
> Michael Haley Goldman
> USHMM - Future Projects
>
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Re: [MCN-L] 360-Projection Examples and Experience

2015-11-03 Thread Birchall, Danny
Hi Michael

IIRC, this paper by Nick Lambert has some interesting examples:

http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/40555

All best,

Danny

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

With the NYTimes about to launch its VR documentary "Displaced," I'm trying to 
find good past or present examples of 360-projection domes at museums (I 
already have plenty of examples of VR headsets, thank you).

Most of what I've seen so far has been science based - which is great but less 
applicable - so I'm looking for a variety of examples and a better sense of the 
options in technology being used.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Michael Haley Goldman
USHMM - Future Projects


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