Friday, November 16, 2012

Fulldome UK Celebrating and immersing in the fulldome

Welcome to FULLDOME UK! They are a not-for-profit association supporting artists and researchers working within Fulldome immersive environments.
They organize events with the goal to promote Fulldome as an artistic medium in its own right, and as a platform for research into data visualisation, group collaboration and the effects of immersive environments on our perceptual and cognitive processes.
The last event, FULLDOME UK 2011, took place at the Thinktank Planetarium in Birmingham. UK on 12-13th March 2011.
This next event FULLDOME UK 2012 will take place at the National Space Centre in Leicester,UK on the 16th & 17th November 2012.
They see the Fulldome context as rich site for development of new material that will satisfy the demand of audiences across Europe today for multisensory, participatory, immersive content that moves beyond the notion of the ‘screen’ into the idea of ‘environment’ which can be appropriate in both educational and entertainment contexts. There is now an increasing acknowledgement worldwide of how 3D experiences may change and enhance visual and aural perception though understanding of the reasons for this are unclear and our proposed programme of work can offer ways of growing understanding through experiment and cultural/intergenerational exchange.
I am here with Dan Neafus from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Gates Planetarium for R & D and to participate in this awesome medium. It is a honor and a pleasure to spend some time out of the US chasing this artistic medium.
Some Vendors presenting are