DOME2012 – This weekend!

Just wanted to remind you about the event, DOME2012, happening this Friday and Saturday 5pm to 8pm. I made the reel and the show is amazing! Something you will remember for a long time. Artist Robert Drummond added some speakers to the back of the room and balanced the mixer output. The sound is rich […]

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Fulldome Development for Interactive Immersive Training : Entry 2

In continuing to work with MadMapper in the dome, we loaded up a dome master calibration grid.  Last test, we used images with MapMapper and had good results. We decided use the grid to achieve more accuracy. We first placed the grid on the dome using DigitalSky 2 software so we could see what it […]

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Fulldome Development for Interactive Immersive Training : Entry 1

At the Digital Dome @ IAIA, we have began our interactive fulldome research. Some of our goals include: Running the dome from a single computer (versus the 8 networked currently being used) Playing dome masters videos as .mov’s in real-time Running video game environments for the dome, including Unity3D Displaying OpenGL scenes within the dome […]

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DOME2012: Video Art in the Digital Dome

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the Santa Fe Complex invite you to DOME2012, a two-day immersive video experience featuring the world premier of new experimental video art in the Digital Dome @ IAIA. The opening reception will take place at IAIA on Friday, April 13, 5pm to 8pm. The show continues on […]

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Problem Solving in the Dome – the HDR solution

When I first started working in the fulldome environment, one of my biggest frustrations in the dome was the inevitable washing out of images. At IAIA, our 24′ digital dome currently has 6 – PLUS U7 projectors. Each of these projectors has 3500 ANSI with a contract ratio of 2000:1. Add this low contrast ratio […]

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Presenting at the College Arts Association Conference in Los Angeles

In February, I will be accompanied by two  New Media Arts students, Joseph “Seph” Turnipseed and Fernando Charley will present as part of the New Media Caucus events being held during the College Arts Association conference in Los Angeles, California. The presentation will include examples of student and artist-in-resident work produced for the Digital Dome […]

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Panel Discussion at the National Congress of American Indians

In November, I will participate on a panel at the Nation Congress of American Indians annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The session is entitled, “Advancing Tribal Communities through Participation in the Digital Age”. The session will focus on broadband broadcasting and new technologies for disseminating information. The session will be November 1, 2011 from 1:30 […]

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Fulldome Production Workshop with xRez

In July, ARTS Lab and IAIA got together with Greg Downing and Eric Hanson of xRez. Day 1, we went over Panoramic shooting using Nodal Ninja, Gigapixel shooting using robotic rigs such as the Gigapan Pro, HDR Lighting Capture, Shooting for Photogramatry and Use of Motion-Control Time Lapse rings. Day 2, we looked at various […]

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