Spacedome

Nui

Summary

Spacedome is a mobile planetarium made out of PVC and steel pipes. Inside the dome, which can hold up to 25 people at a time, i do immersive projections. Most of the films played in the dome are made by my self.

Full description of the concept

Spacedome is a mobile planetarium made out of PVC and steel pipes. Inside the dome, which can hold up to 25 people at a time, i do immersive 360 by 180 degree projections. My films cover your complete eye sight which gives the spectator the feeling of being immersed into whatever i present to you.

I make the projections my self, currently most are kaleidoscopic effects but then as a virtual reality like experience but better because you are experiencing it together with your beloved burner family and friends and on nice warm kuchens. It is happening all around you and you feel like you fly or fall.

The dome is multi disciplinary, when a festival lasts for several days it can be used for a lot of things, here are some concrete examples.

I have created / tweaked / combined some pieces of (open source) software to create kaleidoscopic effects. You can try the script your self on your own pictures here to test it ouf if you want to: http://nuicart.nl/kaleidoselfie/index.html. Just drag & drop your photo's, move over your mouse and see what happens. Inside my dome i do real time visuals with real time projections. Using a fish eye lens cam in combination with a life feed you see your self in a kaleidoscope merging in front of you with other people that lie in the dome. You can interact with the system by simply moving around.

I also create content beforehand, here is one of my latest examples: http://nuicart.nl/gardens.mp4, put on sound and imagine this is happening in 360 around you and not on a flat screen. Believe me it is sick!

A third thing that i want to use the dome for is a film called endless vagina. It will be sort of a mandelbrot / endless tunnel where you fly trough vagina's. When the visitor moves to the edges of the vagina they get wet by small amounts of water being sprayed at them.

The dome is white on the outside, when it is dark outside i make it look like planet eath. I have craeted a mapping using maps from Nasa, this mapping suits the shape of the dome. Here is a rendered sideview, this is not the actual video because that is warped and flipped. The natural dark part of the earth will be on the rear and will have no projections: http://nuicart.nl/world.mp4 (i unfortunately do not own enough beamers to do both inside and outside for 100%)

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