Press Release: D.R.E.A.M. Centre Brings the World to Young People at Chailey Heritage Foundation

Brighton, UK – 18 December 2019 – The Chailey Heritage Foundation D.R.E.A.M. Centre sets a new standard in the creative use of cutting-edge audiovisual technology to make a range of experiences accessible for children and young people for whom it is very difficult to travel. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall opened the centre on … 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