Archive for the ‘globes’ Category

CONVEX – Audiovisual Performance

CONVEX – Audiovisual Performance from Damien Schneider on Vimeo. Audiovisual performance by: Damien Schneider (apologue recordings) Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ) 360 Projections in a dome RFID Dome: 14th March 2010 @ Bloc festival 29th August 2010 @ Shambala festival 26th September 2010 @ Bristol Festival http://www.convex.me

THE gigantic Globe of Mr. James Wyld, now opened in Leicester-square

“THE gigantic Globe of Mr. James Wyld, now opened in Leicester-square, is modelled on a scale of ten geographical miles to an inch horizontal, or six inches to a degree, and it is one mile to an inch vertical, the diameter being sixty feet. By means of a gradual ascent at different stages this colossal [...]

Immersive Globes Series | Dubai unveils Technosphere, massive climate simulator

Not new to massive made environments like the ski dome, Dubai unveiled yesterday plans to build the Technosphere, a massive biosphere that would be the heart of the new Technopark. This pioneering new development explores sustainable technologies and the planning principals to create a desert community that will be carbon neutral and zone waste. The [...]

Panorama Ball Vision, a spherical display

At the Industrial Virtual Reality Expo, NAC Image Technology exhibited for reference the Panorama Ball Vision, a spherical display. With a square display, only part of the “cut-out” space can be used for the display, but with the Panorama Ball Vision, the center of the sphere is the focal point of a lens, so all [...]

Immersive Globes Series | The Sweden Solar System: Stockholm as a giant planetarium

The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest model of our planetary system, at a scale of 1:20 million. The Sun is represented by the Globe arena in Stockholm, the largest spherical building in the world. The planets are placed and sized according to scale with the inner planets being in Stockholm and Jupiter (diameter [...]

Immersive Globes Series: The Mapparium

  The Mapparium is a three-story tall glass globe of stained glass that is viewed from a 30 foot long bridge through its interior. It is a unique and famous exhibit at the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. Located with a few other exhibits in The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, a non-religious public museum and library, the globe is illuminated from the exterior so that [...]