TEECOM principal Blair Parkin leads 13th TiLEzone London

TEECOM Announced as Major Sponsor of European Experience Economy Event TiLEzone  TEECOM’s Blair Parkin named as chairperson and curator of 13th TiLEzone London Oakland, California, USA — 17 January, 2018  — Leading technology consulting firm TEECOM has been named as major sponsor and curator of the 2018 TiLEzone London event. Hosted by the London Transport Museum … Read more

How to Design a Planetarium

Planetariums are truly amazing immersive environments. As dome theaters, they stimulate human perception in a way that no other architecture can. We hear a lot about the immersive experience of virtual reality, but the planetarium remains the most famously communal of virtual spaces — the immersive environment where we gather to learn and be transported to galaxies … Read more

Projection Mapping’s Potential Architectural Use

Projection mapping — using projectors to map video onto any surface — has traditionally been associated with “spectaculars” such as concert backdrops, advertisements, and art shows. One of the most frequently cited examples is the 2010 AC/DC show at Rochester Castle, which concluded with the castle’s apparent collapse, a feat of optical illusion on a grand … Read more

Audiovisual Upgrades Make the California Academy Planetarium Even More Immersive

For a man whose job involves applications of the latest technology, Blair Parkin’s favorite exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences is surprisingly low-tech. It’s a tiny fragment of rock, displayed behind plexiglass, that most people overlook. But as our tour group moves through throngs of meandering school children on a busy Wednesday, Parkin points at … Read more

SFMOMA’s New Technology Strategy Reinvents the Museum Experience

The 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) nearly triples its gallery space, adds a multipurpose performance venue, and features a 4,400 sf vertical garden. The now 450,000 sf cultural destination “sets a new standard for museums,” according to the New York Times. But the new SFMOMA design doesn’t just represent a reinvention … Read more